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System that controls sleep may be same for most mammals

In a novel mathematical model that reproduces sleep patterns for multiple species, an international team of researchers has demonstrated that the neural circuitry that controls the sleep/wake cycle in humans may also control ...

dateJun 24, 2010 in Other
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Brave brains: Neural mechanisms of courage

A fascinating new study combines snakes with brain imaging in order to uncover neural mechanisms associated with "courage." The research, published by Cell Press in the June 24 issue of the journal Neuron, provides fascinating ...

dateJun 23, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Understanding night blindness and calcium

Congenital stationary night blindness, an inherited condition that affects one's ability to see in the dark, is caused by a mutation in a calcium channel protein that shuttles calcium into and out of cells. Now, researchers ...

dateApr 01, 2010 in Medical research
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