Latest News

Protein crucial for development of biological rhythms in mice identified by researchers

A protein essential to the formation of the tiny brain region in mice that coordinates sleep-wake cycles and other so-called circadian rhythms has been identified by researchers. By disabling the gene for that key protein in test animals, the scientists were able to home in on the mechanism by which that brain region, known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus or SCN, becomes the body's master clock while the embryo is developing.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Quitting cigarettes tougher for heavy-drinking smokers, but phone counseling can help

  • Suicide risk falls substantially after talk therapy

  • Breakthrough discovery contributes to future treatment of multiple sclerosis, autoimmune inflammation

  • Motor coordination issues in autism are caused by abnormal neural connections

  • Schizophrenia may be triggered by excess protein during brain development

  • The sound of status: People know high-power voices when they hear them

  • Neurodegenerative diseases: Has a possible new lead been found?

  • Declining loneliness among American teenagers

  • Protein that rouses brain from sleep may be target for Alzheimer's prevention

  • Does dip decrease or deepen addiction to nicotine?

  •