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Targeting Neuronal Cell Growth

Targeting Neuronal Cell Growth

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator


Remote Mind Control

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action

By Kelly Rae Chi | November 1, 2015      2,489 more words

Genome Biology

Scientists turn tastes on and off by activating and silencing clusters of brain cells

Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastes — sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)–with our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain ‘telling’ us what we’ve tasted. 30 more words


Notable Awards - 2015

Notable Awards – 2015

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator


Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment

By THE NEW YORK TIMES NOV. 1,027 more words


Gene Therapy and the Use of Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV)

Here, I would like to look at the AAV (adeno-associated virus) used in gene therapy. As I am very fascinated by this technique, I am only going to explain in very short what it is and how could it be used. 1,066 more words

Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers Find Way to Control Heart Waves With Light

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or with an irregular rhythm (arrhythmia). 594 more words


Discovery of fat breakdown trigger opens door for new obesity treatments

While it’s known that the brain is responsible for instructing our fat stores to break down and release energy as we need it, scientists haven’t yet been able to pin down exactly how this process plays out. 406 more words