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Strategy developed to improve delivery of medicines to the brain

Strategy developed to improve delivery of medicines to the brain

ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2012) — New research offers a possible strategy for treating central nervous system diseases, such as brain and spinal cord injury, brain cancer, epilepsy, and neurological complications of HIV. The experimental treatment method allows small therapeutic agents to safely cross the blood-brain barrier in laboratory rats by turning off P-glycoprotein, one of the main gatekeepers preventing medicinal drugs from reaching their intended targets in the brain. Continue reading

Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer: Universities aim to break cancer’s codes for social networking

Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer: Universities aim to break cancer’s codes for social networking

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2012) — In the face of mounting evidence that cancer cells communicate, cooperate and even engage in collective decision-making, biophysicists and cancer researchers at Rice University, Tel Aviv University and Johns Hopkins University are suggesting a new strategy for outsmarting cancer through its own social intelligence Continue reading

Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer: Universities aim to break cancer’s codes for social networking

Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer: Universities aim to break cancer’s codes for social networking

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2012) — In the face of mounting evidence that cancer cells communicate, cooperate and even engage in collective decision-making, biophysicists and cancer researchers at Rice University, Tel Aviv University and Johns Hopkins University are suggesting a new strategy for outsmarting cancer through its own social intelligence Continue reading

Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer: Universities aim to break cancer’s codes for social networking

Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer: Universities aim to break cancer’s codes for social networking

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Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

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Can’t smell anything? Discovery may give you hope

Can’t smell anything? Discovery may give you hope

ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2012) — Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time — a hopeful sign for people who can’t smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease. Continue reading

Can’t smell anything? Discovery may give you hope

Can’t smell anything? Discovery may give you hope

ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2012) — Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time — a hopeful sign for people who can’t smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease. Continue reading

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness, scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time Continue reading

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness, scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time Continue reading

Metabolism in the brain fluctuates with circadian rhythm

Metabolism in the brain fluctuates with circadian rhythm

ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2012) — The rhythm of life is driven by the cycles of day and night, and most organisms carry in their cells a common, (roughly) 24-hour beat. In animals, this rhythm emerges from a tiny brain structure called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the hypothalamus Continue reading