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Puberty and Sense of Smell: What Do They Have in Common?
News   Nov 07, 2019

Researchers have identified a group of proteins that are involved in the development of the sense of smell and onset of puberty in mice, which could improve our understanding of the reproductive condition, Kallmann syndrome.

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Rapamycin Maintains the Brain's Blood Flow, Suggests Mouse Study
News   Nov 07, 2019

A new study in mice shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin.

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Why Researchers Should Have Sex (and Gender) On the Brain
News   Nov 07, 2019

Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research, a new article published today argues. Writing in a special 150th anniversary edition of Nature, five experts say these factors are too often ignored.

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What's Keeping You Awake? Insomnia Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
News   Nov 07, 2019

People who have trouble sleeping could be more likely to have a stroke or heart attack, according to a new study.

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CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development
News   Nov 07, 2019

A new study shows, in animal models, that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Early-life Sound Exposure Could Reduce Noise Sensitivity in Inherited Form of Autism, Suggests Mouse Study
News   Nov 07, 2019

A research team has found exposure to sound -- not sound reduction -- during early development of mice engineered to have Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS, restores molecular, cellular, and functional properties in the auditory cortex, the area of the brain that processes sounds.

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The People Who Can Smell Without Any Olfactory Bulbs
News   Nov 07, 2019

Researchers have uncovered a group of individuals who have no olfactory bulbs, but can still smell, suggesting the brain has more plasticity than we previously thought.

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New Genetic Analysis Improves Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability
News   Nov 07, 2019

Whole-genome sequencing can be used to diagnose intellectual disability more accurately than other methods of genetic analysis, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report.

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A Game-changing Test for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Prion Disease Is on the Horizon
News   Nov 07, 2019

A team of scientists who have been working on prion detection for nearly 20 years have demonstrated that their unique, synthetic-molecule-based approach can isolate prion proteins in body fluids sampled from infected animals.

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Meditation and CBT Help Alleviate Pain in Opioid Patients
News   Nov 06, 2019

Researchers found that certain mind-body therapies can reduce pain, as well as reduce opioid use, among patients treated with prescription opioids.

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