Latest News

Specific gene linked to adult growth of brain cells, learning, memory

Stimulating a specific gene could prompt growth ? in adults ? of new neurons in this critical region, leading to faster learning and better memories, researchers report. Understanding the link between this gene and the growth of new neurons ? or neurogenesis ? is an important step in developing therapies to address impaired learning and memory associated with neurodegenerative diseases and aging.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Single neuron may carry over 1,000 mutations

  • Sensory feedback shapes individuality to provide equal space for behavioral excellence

  • Tugs and pulls: How a molecular motor untangles protein

  • Enzyme malfunction may be why binge drinking can lead to alcoholism, study finds

  • Scale of gene mutations in human neurons examined

  • Scientific literature overstates psychotherapy's effectiveness in treating depression

  • Glutamate: Essential food for the brain

  • Brain chemical aids tic control in Tourette Syndrome, say researchers

  • New study removes cancer doubt for multiple sclerosis drug

  • Online e-cigarette vendors engage customers using popular internet tools