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Protein found linking stress and depression

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stress, the ever-present threat to health and happy living, is tough on the brain. If the strain goes on too long, it can lead to debilitating psychological problems. Part of the reason, according to scientists ...

dateFeb 26, 2009 in Medical research
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Building memories with actin

Memories aren't made of actin filaments. But their assembly is crucial for long-term potentiation (LTP), an increase in synapse sensitivity that researchers think helps to lay down memories. In the July 13, 2009 issue of ...

dateJul 13, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Newborn brain cells 'time-stamp' memories

"Remember when...?" is how many a wistful trip down memory lane begins. But just how the brain keeps tabs on what happened and when is still a matter of speculation. A computational model developed by scientists at the Salk ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Medical research
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Rodent smoke screen

Rats passively exposed to tobacco smoke become dependent on nicotine, according to a new study by Dr. Adrie Bruijnzeel and colleagues from the University of Florida in the US. Their findings of how rats' brains respond to ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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