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Altered protein makes mice smarter

August 27, 2015

By tweaking a single gene, scientists have turned average mice into supersmart daredevils. The findings are preliminary but hint at therapies that may one day ease the symptoms of such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, scientists report August 14 in… 308 more words


“Brainy” Mice Raise Hope Of Better Treatments For Cognitive Disorders

Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear. 693 more words

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Study shows that season of birth affects personality - sounds like astrology

A new study to be presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) suggests that there may be something in astrology after all. The study is being presented at the ECNP Congress in Berlin. 603 more words


Antagonizing Amyloid: The Prospects of CBD and THC for Alzheimer's

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease explains it as “age-related dementia associated with impairments in learning and memory accompanied by neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and neurodegeneration”, in case you needed to sharpen your understanding of the disease that, definitively, makes us blunt. 388 more words


Nasal Spray Delivers New Type of Depression Treatment

A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research shows. This peptide treatment interferes with the binding of two dopamine receptors — the D1 and D2 receptor complex.

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