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Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Fear in Animals and Humans
Genetic Studies of Neurodevelop-ment and Neuro-degeneration
Drug Prevents Post-Traumatic Stress-like Symptoms in Mice
June 05, 2013
When injected into mice immediately following a traumatic event, a new drug prevents the animals from developing memory problems and increased anxiety. More
Accelerated Search Identifies Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease
May 29, 2013
Identification of a cell signaling pathway that affects the levels of the toxic protein responsible for the neurodegenerative disease SCA1 could lead researchers to new drugs. More
Genetic Engineering Alters Mosquitoes’ Sense of Smell
May 29, 2013
Using genetic engineering, researchers have altered the way mosquitoes respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET. More
HHMI Awards Sixty-Nine Medical Research Fellowships
May 23, 2013
Sixty-nine medical, dental, and veterinary students from 32 schools across the country will be engaging in laboratory research for a full year as participants in the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program. More
Malaria Parasites Communicate to Coordinate Behavior
May 15, 2013
Malaria parasites infecting human red blood cells send packets of information between cells to coordinate group activity. More
Spontaneous Mutations Play a Key Role in Congenital Heart Disease
May 12, 2013
New research shows that about 10 percent of severe cases of congenital heart disease are caused by genetic mutations that are absent in the parents of affected children. More
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