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The genetic basis of 130 brain diseases

In research published today, scientists have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that accounts for over 130 brain diseases. The paper also shows an intriguing link between diseases and the evolution of ...

Dec 19, 2010
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Fewer synapses equal more efficient learning

(PhysOrg.com) -- Neurons exchange information via special connections, the synapses. New synapses are constantly being formed, existing synapses are reinforced and redundant synapses are eliminated. Scientists ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Scientists uncover new mechanism of memory formation

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory. The findings shed substantial new light on aspects of how memory ...

Aug 25, 2010
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