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Mouth Breather? You May Experience Fear Differently
News   Jul 08, 2019

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall.

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Newfound Autoimmune Disease Targets Men With Testicular Cancer
News   Jul 05, 2019

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.

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Protein-linked Sugars Crucial for Protein Transport in Parkinson’s Disease
News   Jul 04, 2019

Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 6 million people worldwide, is caused by the buildup of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. A new study found that when alpha-synuclein binds to extracellular glycoproteins, proteins with added sugar molecules, it can be taken up by neurons more easily.

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The Case Against Plant Consciousness
News   Jul 04, 2019

If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article publishing on July 3rd in the journal Trends in Plant Science.

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Blood Biomarkers May Predict Concussion Recovery Time
News   Jul 04, 2019

A study of high school and college football players suggests that biomarkers in the blood may have potential use in identifying which players are more likely to need a longer recovery time after concussion.

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MitoNEET: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Metabolic-based Diseases
News   Jul 04, 2019

Researchers have mapped the crystal structure of a protein that resides in our cells and determined, for the first time, how a drug latches onto it. The finding could help develop disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

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The Missing Link: What Can One Gene Tell Us About Puberty Onset?
News   Jul 04, 2019

Very little is known about how the onset of puberty is controlled in humans, but the discovery of a new gene in the roundworm C. elegans could be the "missing link" that determines when it's time to make this juvenile-to-adult transition.

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Psychosis Treatment Can Be Targeted to a Specific Structural Mutation
News   Jul 04, 2019

Treatment for individuals who experience psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions as a result of a psychiatric illness, can be targeted to a specific structural mutation, according to a new study.

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"Invisible" Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Go Unrecognized
News   Jul 03, 2019

Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study.

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How the Brain's Reward System Responds to Food and Drugs
News   Jul 03, 2019

When is a chocolate cake like illicit drugs? A new study of the brain's reward pathways reveals new information about how the brain responds to rewards such as food and drugs.

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