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Common diabetes drug promotes development of brain stem cells

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat Type II ...

Transgenic technique to ‘eliminate’ a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Stem cell transplantation into mouse cochlea may impact future hearing loss therapies

Researchers in Japan who evaluated the risks and efficacy of transplanting two varieties of stem cells into mouse cochlea have ...

Gene therapy curbs nicotine addiction in mice

Forget patches: gene therapy could suppress cigarette cravings by preventing the brain from receiving nicotine. The treatment is effective in ...

Transgenic technique ‘eliminates’ a specific neural circuit in brain of primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Stress blocks gene that guards brain against depression

Chronic stress appears to block a gene that guards against brain atrophy associated with depression, according to a study in ...

Blood-brain barrier building blocks forged from human stem cells

The blood-brain barrier may be poised to give up some of its secrets as researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

A huge step for gene therapy

A new gene therapy from researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital gives hope to children born with an extremely rare ...

Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors

An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts ...
Is genetic testing for dementia appropriate?

Is genetic testing for dementia appropriate?

Would you want to know if you had a genetic risk factor forAlzheimer's or dementia? And, if you did know, ...
Do liars really have different brains?

Do liars really have different brains?

As biology has advanced, it’s become increasingly clear that the environment and yes, even choice, have a remarkable impact on ...
How do you live knowing you might have an alzheimer's gene?

How do you live knowing you might have an alzheimer’s gene?

Though as much as 99 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are not a result of a known genetic mutation, researchers ...

From stem cell to brain cell: New technique mimics the brain

A new technique that converts stem cells into brain cells has been developed by researchers at Lund University. The method ...

Central nervous system stem cells shed light on mechanism that controls cell division

Animals consist of many distinct cell types, all of which originate during development from a single cell: the fertilized egg ...

Placental stem cells with key therapeutic properties can be harvested

Scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) led by Vladimir Serikov, MD, PhD, and Frans Kuypers, PhD, report in ...
Big brained mice created in lab, could provide insight into how the human brain works and develops

Big brained mice created in lab, could provide insight into how the human brain works and develops

Mice with a single missing gene have brains that are 35 percent larger than normal, a new study found. Though ...
Stem cells boost brain tumor treatments for some patients, study finds

Stem cells boost brain tumor treatments for some patients, study finds

Patients with brain cancer may face devastating side effects from chemotherapy, but a new study offers a possible solution: stem ...
The biology of political narcissism: Donkey brains vs. Elephant grey matter

The biology of political narcissism: Donkey brains vs. Elephant grey matter

Anti-Republican science writer Chris Mooney stirred a hornets nest of controversy with the publication of his recent book, The Republican ...
Genetics of homosexuality: “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t publish”?

Genetics of homosexuality: “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t publish”?

Critics of homosexuals portray it as a “deviant” lifestyle choice and a violation of God’s will. Some religious conservatives argue ...

Mom: ‘After researching organics, I’m not afraid of feeding my kid GMOs, conventional produce’

When my son was a baby, organic was a synonym for edible. If the apples I found at the grocery store weren’t certified, ...