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Small Mutation Changes Brain Freeze to Hot Foot
News   May 08, 2014

Shift switches pain sensor from cold-sensitive to hot-sensitive Ice cream lovers and hot tea drinkers with sensitive teeth could one day have a reason to celebrate a new finding from Duke University researchers.

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Mouse study offers new clues to cognitive decline
News   May 08, 2014

New research suggests that certain types of brain cells may be "picky eaters," seeming to prefer one specific energy source over others. The finding has implications for understanding the cognitive decline seen in aging and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.

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Brain noise found to nurture synapses
News   May 08, 2014

Miniature neurotransmission appears to play key role in synapse development A study has shown that a long-overlooked form of neuron-to-neuron communication called miniature neurotransmission plays an essential role in the development of synapses, the regions where nerve impulses are transmitted and received.

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Psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions in the brain
News   May 07, 2014

When emotions are processed in a negatively biased manner in the brain, an individual is at risk to develop depression. Psilocybin, the bioactive component of the Mexican magic mushroom, seems to intervene positively in the emotion-processing mechanism.

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Study finds pregnant women show increased activity in right side of brain
News   May 07, 2014

Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Honeybees’ changing roles throughout their lives linked to brain chemistry
News   May 07, 2014

Scientists have been linking an increasing range of behaviors and inclinations from monogamy to addiction to animals’, including humans’, underlying biology. To that growing list, they’re adding division of labor — at least in killer bees.

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Gender may contribute to recovery time after concussion
News   May 07, 2014

A study of concussion patients using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) found that males took longer to recover after concussion than females did. Results of the study, which show that DTI can be used as a bias-free way to predict concussion outcome, are published online in the journal Radiology.

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Caring for Horses Eases Symptoms of Dementia
News   May 06, 2014

People with Alzheimer’s become calmer, happier after grooming horses In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia.

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Dementia diagnosis twice as likely if older adult has schizophrenia; Cancer less likely
News   May 06, 2014

Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University who followed over 30,000 older adults for a decade have found the rate of dementia diagnosis for patients with schizophrenia to be twice as high as for patients without this chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder.

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