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November 18, 2014
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Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time

Small trial by UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using ‘systems approach’ to memory disorders Patient 1 had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
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Vicious cycle: Changes in brain chemistry sustain obesity

In a new discovery reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Brown University and Lifespan researchers show that in the brain cells of rats, obesity impedes the production of a hormone that curbs appetite and inspires calorie burning. The root … Continue reading

March 17, 2013
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Is this Peptide a Key to Happiness?

UCLA findings suggests possible new treatment for depression, other disorders What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in … Continue reading

February 28, 2012
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Hyperactivity in Brain May Explain Multiple Symptoms of Depression

*Electrical signals can’t shut off, suggest UCLA researchers* Most of us know what it means when it’s said that someone is depressed. But commonly, true clinical depression brings with it a number of other symptoms. These can include anxiety, poor … Continue reading