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β2AR: old horse's new tricks

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


Are You Religious or Illusionary?

The Olivers have always been a very commendable family. Wealthy, high social status and highly respected among the Christian community. They are known for the extreme devotion and dedication they give to faith. 217 more words


A metabolic shift in neurons may provide insight into neurodegenerative diseases

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


The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

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


Does it Help to Turn on Music While At Work?

Listening to music while in office can be a great stress reliever and may also help in boosting performance.  Now, scientists have explained what music does to your brain and how you could benefit from it in the workplace. 344 more words


New research shows that hypnosis alters brain activity in several regions

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


Brain Power + Computer Power = Super Power

This glimpse of the future was crafted by: John Hainsworth   

It was the ‘knight sacrifice’ that wrecked Garry Kasparov’s defence in 1997, sending the world chess champion into a crash-and-burn tailspin within the first twenty moves of the game. 808 more words