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Why do our tastes change as we age?

rom brussels sprouts and broccoli, to coffee and beer, there seems to be a smorgasbord of tastes most of us have to ...

Study establishes extent of human brain excited by specific dose of electricity

Until now, no quantitative relationship between the level of electricity applied to the brain and the extent of neural activity generated has ...

People with traumatic brain injury approximately 2.5 times more likely to be incarcerated in Canada

People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are approximately 2.5 times more likely to be incarcerated in a federal correctional facility in Canada than people who have not, a new study has found. ... Full story

Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

By Marla Paul CHICAGO — Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain ... Full story

Study points to potential monitoring approach for personalized treatment of spinal cord injuries

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries. ... Full story

Stanford patient is first infant to receive lifesaving drug for neurodegenerative disease

Four-year-old Zoe Harting is doing well after participating in a phase-2 clinical trial of the first drug for a deadly genetic disease, spinal muscular atrophy type 1. ... Full story

What Makes a Neuron a Neuron?

UC Riverside-led research finds clues in RNA-binding proteins in brain cells ... Full story

Pathway linked to slower aging also fuels brain cancer

Tweaking the pathway to treat cancer may affect aging ... Full story

Tufts researchers uncover possible source of genetic error behind a dozen debilitating diseases

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington’s disease, myotonic dystrophy and forms of spinocerebellar ataxia. ... Full story

Here comes ‘NoBody,’ a microprotein on a mission

By Jim Shelton Human kidney cells stained with a P-body marker (red) and NoBody (green). Yellow dots are where P-bodies and NoBody interact. Cell nuclei are ... Full story

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