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A newly discovered retinal cell may cause myopia when it dysfunctions, researchers report at Northwestern University.Dysfunction of cell may be linked to amount of time a child spends indoors... full story

Transporter of Thyroid Hormones is Crucial For Embryonic Brain Development

Researchers report on the importance of thyroid hormones in the development of the cerebellum.full story

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Less Is More: Exposure to Stimuli For Overcoming Phobias

Exposure to phobic images without conscious awareness appears to produce more effective results than conscious exposure when it comes to helping people reduce their fear, a new study reports. full story...

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A team of NIMH intramural and grant-supported researchers has discovered a pattern of behavioral and genetic features seen in some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that could ultimately lead to identification of subgroups and improved treatment.Children diagnosed with ASD who had spontaneous, non-inherited changes in autism-linked genes showed “muted” core autism symptoms relating to social behavior and language when compared to..... full story

Sleep May Trim Neural Connections to Restore Learning Ability

Why do we sleep? Companion studies in mice by NIMH grantees add to evidence that sleep may be the price we pay for the ability to learn. The results suggest that sleep streamlines neural connections, or synapses, making them more efficient. It likely restores homeostatic balance to energy resources spent by learning during wakefulness, say the researchers.

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Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in Deaf Mice…Down to a Whisper

Researchers use gene therapy to help restore hearing in mice down to the equivalent of being able to hear a whisper.

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The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a selectively permeable cellular boundary between the brain and the peripheral circulation. The principal component of the BBB is the capillary or micro‐ vessel endothelial cell.

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Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

Life on Earth is astonishingly complex. There are tens of millions of living species, or kinds of organisms. Some endangered species have just a few individual organisms, while others have quadrillions. Every individual organism is, all by itself, an extremely complicated object, with many interacting parts.

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gut bacteria may play a role in alzheimers To clarify the link between intestinal flora and the occurrence of the disease, the researchers transferred intestinal bacteria from diseased mice to germ-free mice, and discovered that the mice developed more beta-amyloid plaques in the brain compared to if they had received bacteria from healthy mice. image is for illustrative purposes only.


Genetics , An Introduction

Welcome to Genetics - the study of heredity. More precisely, it is the study of how living organisms inherit characteristics or traits from their ancestors. It has only been in the past one hundred years that we have begun to understand how information in the form of physical characteristics is transferred from parent to child.

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Cognitive Psychology & Social Cognition

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The term Social Cognition describes all abilities necessary to act adequately in a social system. Basically, it is the study of how we process social information, especially its storage, retrieval and application to social situations. Social Cognition is a common skill among various species.

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Every cell in a multicellular organism contains the same identical genome - yet in a human being there are eye cells, bone cells, and brain cells - which all serve different purposes yet genetically are identical......full story


Nursery Genetics, DNA , RNA

While most genetic research uses lab organisms, test tubes and petri dishes, the results have real consequences for people. Your first encounter with genetic analysis probably happened shortly after you were born, when a doctor or nurse took a drop of blood from the heel of your tiny foot..... full story

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Forensic Psychiatry


Originally forensic psychiatrists were part of an obscure and small group of "alienists" who were dedicated to the study of mental conditions and their treatment among prisoners. At present they form part of an established and recognized group of super-specialists who have made deep incursions into the workings of the law and are transforming the practice of psychiatry.... full story

Mood-Disorders & Pathogenesis

Mood Disorders & Pathogenesis

Today most mood disorders experts agree that mood disorders have both endogenous and exogenous components and in most patients they are both present. full story

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Genetics FactSheet

Fact Sheet: Chromosomes
Chromosomes are thread-like structures located inside the nucleus of animal and plant cells. Each chromosome is made of protein and a single molecule of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)..... full story
Flourescence In Situ Hybridization - FISH
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) provides researchers with a way to visualize and map the genetic material in an individual's cells, including specific genes or portions of genes....... full story
Fact Sheet: Genetic Mapping
Among the main goals of the Human Genome Project (HGP) was to develop new, better and cheaper tools to identify new genes and to understand their function....... full story

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Switching off specific brain regions in a laboratory animal is an important type of experiment used to better understand how the brain works. A study published in Nature Methods by Singapore-based researchers identified effective inhibitors of brain activity in the important animal model Drosophila melanogaster, the common vinegar fly. These new tools are enabling researchers to better understand the relationship between neural circuits and behaviour, expanding our knowledge of the brain.....full story