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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

( -- 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 of approaching ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Visualizing brain processes with new techniques

( -- The brain's magic is worked by neural circuits, where information is transmitted from one nerve cell to the next. In the heat of the summer, for example, our ability to relish an ice cream is due to these ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Neuroscience
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