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March 21, 2014
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How age opens the gates for Alzheimer’s

With advancing age, highly-evolved brain circuits become susceptible to molecular changes that can lead to neurofibrillary tangles — a hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease, Yale researchers report the week of March 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Mind over mechanics

How thoughts can control a flying robot It’s a staple of science fiction: people who can control objects with their minds. At the University of Minnesota, a new technology is turning that fiction into reality. In the lab of biomedical … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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Human Cognition Depends Upon Slow-Firing Neurons

Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of “mental sketch pad.” In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability — the … Continue reading

August 30, 2011
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Free Radicals Crucial To Suppressing Appetite

Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicals-molecules tied to aging … Continue reading