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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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Nerve cells live double lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (part of the Novartis Research Foundation) have identified a new neural circuit in the retina responsible for the detection ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Brain plasticity: Changes and resets in homeostasis

In an article published in the June 25th edition of the journal Neuron, researchers at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, have found that synaptic plasticity, long implicated as a device for 'change' in the ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Sleep helps build long-term memories

(PhysOrg.com) -- Experts have long suspected that part of the process of turning fleeting short-term memories into lasting long-term memories occurs during sleep. Now, researchers at the RIKEN-MIT Center for ...

dateJun 24, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Scientists ID gene key to Alzheimer's-like reversal

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team led by researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has now pinpointed the exact gene responsible for a 2007 breakthrough in which mice with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease regained ...

dateMay 06, 2009 in Genetics
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