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Behavioral Neuroscience – News and Features

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Stem Cells can Improve Memory after Brain Injury

Neural stem cells work by protecting existing cells and promoting neuronal connections.
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Scientists use Shared Genome Data to Confirm SORL1 Gene Linked to Alzheimer's

A new NIH-supported study strongly support findings that variation in the sequence of the SORL1 gene may be a second risk factor gene for late-onset disease.
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How Schizophrenia Develops: Major Clues Discovered

Schizophrenia may occur, in part, because of a problem in an intermittent on/off switch for a gene involved in making a key chemical messenger in the brain.
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HP and TCAG Collaborate to Advance Medical and Environmental Genomic Discovery in Life Science

The collaborators will optimize tools, algorithms and software applications that will enable healthcare providers to use genomic data to prevent the predicted illness.
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Genes may Hold Keys to How Humans Learn

New research has implications not only for those with Parkinson's, but developing teaching strategies for students as well, researchers say.
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Genes Linked to Suicidal Thinking during Antidepressant Treatment

Specific variations in two genes are linked to suicidal thinking that sometimes occurs in people taking the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressants.
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Stem Cells Show Promise for Treating Huntington's Disease

The song of the canary aids the quest to create medium spiny neurons.
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MIT Identifies Binocular Vision Gene

Research could lead to treatments for sensory disorders in which people experience the strange phenomena of seeing better with one eye covered.
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Selection on Genes Underlying Schizophrenia During Human Evolution

Several genes with strong associations to schizophrenia have evolved due to selection during human evolution, according to new research.
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Gene Triggers Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-Like Syndrome in Mice

Researchers have created an obsessive-compulsive disorder - like set of behaviors in mice and reversed them with antidepressants and genetic targeting of a key brain circuit.
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