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Searching for genes behind a trait

A method pioneered to find the genetic basis of human diseases also holds promise for locating the genes behind important traits in plants, according to a study published online March 24 by the journal Nature.

dateMar 24, 2010 in Biotechnology
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The Mechanisms of Memory

(PhysOrg.com) -- USC College's Michel Baudry and graduate student Sohila Zadran brought forty years of research to a pinnacle with their breakthroughs in the science of learning and memory.

dateMar 09, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Why humans outlive apes

The same evolutionary genetic advantages that have helped increase human lifespans also make us uniquely susceptible to diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and dementia, reveals a study to be published in a special ...

dateJan 26, 2010 in Evolution
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Memory molecule, deja vu

A second high-profile paper in as many months has found an important role in learning and memory for calpain, a molecule whose academic fortunes have ebbed and flowed for 25 years.

dateJan 19, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Cut out the (estrogen) middleman

Estrogen seems to act like a middleman in its positive effect on the brain, raising the possibility that future drugs may bypass the carcinogenic hormone altogether while reaping its benefits.

dateDec 08, 2009 in Neuroscience
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