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Study identifies neural circuits involved in making risky decisions.

As they go about their everyday lives, people often have to choose between a safe option and a riskier one, such as staying in a secure job, or starting a … Continue Reading Study identifies neural circuits involved in making risky decisions.

Schizophrenia linked to loss of cells in brain’s memory centre for the first time.

Scientists have long speculated that schizophrenia, which affects about 1 in every 100 adults worldwide, originates in part in the hippocampus, the brain’s headquarters for memory and spatial navigation. As … Continue Reading Schizophrenia linked to loss of cells in brain’s memory centre for the first time.

Gene that controls nerve conduction velocity linked to multiple sclerosis.

A new study from the University of Lubeck identifies a novel gene that controls nerve conduction velocity. Investigators report that even minor reductions in conduction velocity may aggravate disease in multiple … Continue Reading Gene that controls nerve conduction velocity linked to multiple sclerosis.

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