It’s almost four years since the Nobel prize in chemistry went to Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz for their contribution in our understanding of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling. 683 more words
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A key metabolic pathway must be switched off during neuron development or fewer neurons (green, on the right) survive.
by Jennifer Hicks
Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies released a study in the July 12 issue of eLife, which identifies the point at which there’s a dramatic metabolic shift in developing neurons. 211 more words
Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. 279 more words
By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. 1,016 more words