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November 18, 2014
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Bausteine des Gedächtnisses verstehen

Freiburger Neurobiologen decken räumliche und zeitliche Dynamik bestimmter Glutamat-Rezeptoren im Gehirn auf Dr. Uwe Schulte, Dr. Jochen Schwenk und Prof. Dr. Bernd Fakler haben mit ihrem Team erstmals die große räumliche und zeitliche Dynamik in der Proteinzusammensetzung der AMPA-Rezeptoren, der … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
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Mystery Solved: How Nerve Impulse Generators Get Where They Need to Go

Study identifies essential molecule for transport of protein from neuron cell body to axon COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery of the central nervous system, showing how a key protein gets to the right spot to launch … Continue reading

March 22, 2013
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Study stops stress-based drug relapse in rats

In a new study in Neuron, scientists identified specific key steps in the chain of events that causes stress-related drug relapse. They identified the exact region of the brain where the events take place in rat models and showed that … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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Pesticides and Parkinson’s: UCLA Researchers Uncover Further Proof of a Link

Study suggests potential new target in fight against debilitating disease For several years, neurologists at UCLA have been building a case that a link exists between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease. To date, paraquat, maneb and ziram — common chemicals sprayed … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
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Mammalian Brain Knows Where It’s at

A new study in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual. Knowing where this fundamental process occurs could help treat disease … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Researchers Report Potential New Treatment to Stop Alzheimer’s Disease

Molecular ‘tweezers’ break up toxic aggregations of proteins in mouse model Last March, researchers at UCLA reported the development of a molecular compound called CLR01 that prevented toxic proteins associated with Parkinson’s disease from binding together and killing the brain’s … Continue reading

November 11, 2012
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Help Develop Promising Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Initial results in mice could lead to new way to fight neurodegenerative diseases There’s new hope in the fight against Huntington’s disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley … Continue reading

July 24, 2012
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Mice Have System to Handle Smell of Fear

Mice appear to have a specialized system for detecting and at least initially processing instinctually important smells such as those that denote predators. The finding raises a question about whether their response to those smells is hardwired. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown … Continue reading