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Controlling a single brain chemical expands the window for learning language and music in an animal model.

Learning a language or recognizing music is usually a breeze for children, however, this capacity dramatically declines with age.  Now, a study from researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital … Continue Reading Controlling a single brain chemical expands the window for learning language and music in an animal model.

Neuroimaging connects stress-associated brain activity to cardiovascular disease in humans.

Stress is the feeling of being under acute mental or emotional pressure, where a person may feel unable to cope, leading to a wide variety of health problems.  When stress … Continue Reading Neuroimaging connects stress-associated brain activity to cardiovascular disease in humans.

Researchers target neurons involved in compulsive drinking to reverse alcohol dependence in rats.

Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder associated with compulsive drinking, loss of control over intake, and emergence of a negative emotional state during abstinence from the drug.  Special emphasis has … Continue Reading Researchers target neurons involved in compulsive drinking to reverse alcohol dependence in rats.

New class of molecule identified in central role of inflammation and the immune system.

The inflammatory response is an integral part of the innate immune mechanism that is triggered in response to a real or perceived threat to tissue homeostasis, with a primary aim … Continue Reading New class of molecule identified in central role of inflammation and the immune system.