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Articles on Neurobiology, a branch of biology that studies the development, anatomy and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on how cells generate and control behavior


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Growing Evidence Suggests Progesterone Should Be Considered a Treatment Option for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Researchers recommend that progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone found in both males and females that can protect damaged cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems, be considered a viable treatment option for traumatic brain injuries

Date: 29 Dec 2009, Rating: not rated

New clues emerge for understanding morphine addiction
Scientists are adding additional brush strokes to the revolutionary new image now emerging for star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the brain and spinal cord.

Date: 15 Dec 2009, Rating: not rated

How the Neuron Sprouts Its Branches
Neurobiologists have gained new insights into how neurons control growth of the intricate tracery of branches called dendrites that enable them to connect with their neighbors.

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 3.67

Getting wired: how the brain does it
In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have found an important mechanism involved in setting up the vast communications network of connections in the brain.

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.50

Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain
The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein known to influence learning and memory

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 1.00

Brain network linked to contemplation in adults is less complex in children
A brain network linked to introspective tasks -- such as forming the self-image or understanding the motivations of others -- is less intricate and well-connected in children

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 3.25

One step closer to an artificial nerve cell
Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet and Linköping University are well on the way to creating the first artificial nerve cell that can communicate specifically with nerve cells in the body using neurotransmitters

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 3.00

Researchers Studying Hearing Loss in Adult Animals Find that Auditory Regions of the Brain Convert to the Sense of Touch
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that adult animals with hearing loss actually re-route the sense of touch into the hearing parts of the brain.

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Omega-3s boost grey matter, findings may explain why omega-3s seem to improve mood
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon, are associated with increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain commonly linked to mood and behavior according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.33

Easily grossed out? You’re more likely a conservative, says Cornell psychologist
Are you someone who squirms when confronted with slime, shudders at stickiness or gets grossed out by gore? Do crawly insects make you cringe or dead bodies make you blanch?

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Columbia Researchers Identify Early Brain Marker for Familial Form of Depression
Largest-Ever Imaging Study of Depression Implicates Structural Changes in Brain’s Cortex

Date: 29 Mar 2009, Rating: not rated

Bondok's Classification of the Thalamic Nuclei
Anatomists usually classify the thalamic nuclei according to their relation to the internal medullary lamina into 5 groups

Date: 15 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.95

Effects of relativistic motions in the brain and their physiological relevance
This article examines neurobiological and clinical observations that may be considered direct – rather than biologically mediated – consequences coming from the physical instant’s ability to compound changes that generate the flow of time.

Date: 7 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.71, 5 pages

On Minds’ Localization
Clues from a range of academic topics suggest that observers are put in operative connection or disconnection with the sur-rounding occurrences by the physiologically modulated motion of unidentified microphysical particles

Date: 9 Jun 2008, Rating: 4.64, 9 pages

Case biologists show that what a neuron can do is a function of mechanical context
The brain as command center for bodily movement was too simple an idea

Date: 2 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Brain needs perfection in synapse number
Like Goldilocks, the brain seeks proportions that are just right.

Date: 2 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Research clarifies how brain replenishes memory-making molecules
New research on living neurons has clarified how the brain refreshes the supply of molecules it needs to make new memories.

Date: 2 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.00

Experience affects new neuron survival in adult brain; study sheds light on learning, memory
Experience in the early development of new neurons in specific brain regions affects their survival and activity in the adult brain, new research shows.

Date: 2 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system
An imaging research shows children with autism have virtually no activity in a key part of the brain's mirror neuron system while imitating and observing emotions.

Date: 2 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Mechanism of nicotine's learning effects explored
While nicotine is highly addictive, researchers have also shown the drug to enhance learning and memory

Date: 2 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.00