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Ever Had Vivid Memories After Smelling Something?

Ever Had Vivid Memories After Smelling Something?

Vanderbilt scientists shed new light on how the brain executes ‘mental time travel’ In Proust’s novel Recollection of Things Past, the distinctive smell of a lemon madeleine launches the narrator on a long, involved reminiscence of his past that fills seven chapters. It is an extreme example of what neuroscientists term “mental time travel” – […]

From Scorpion Toxins to Drug Discovery

From Scorpion Toxins to Drug Discovery

When a scorpion stings someone, its toxins attack specific regions in the human body, interrupting electric signals to the brain. Depending on the type of toxin, the victim either suffers paralysis or seizures. What makes scorpions dangerous in the wild, though, provides interesting insights in the lab. Scorpion toxins and diseases like epilepsy affect the […]

CBD EXPLAINED: Study shows how cannabidiol works within cells

CBD EXPLAINED: Study shows how cannabidiol works within cells

A team of Stony Brook University researchers have identified fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) as intracellular transporters for two ingredients in marijuana, THC and CBD (cannabidiol). The finding, published early online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is significant because it helps explain how CBD works within the cells. Recent clinical findings have shown that […]

10 Year Study Shows Effectiveness of Ketogenic Diet

10 Year Study Shows Effectiveness of Ketogenic Diet

A new Australian study has offered the latest evidence of the long-term benefits that ketogenic diets can provide to patients with epilepsy. Led by the University of Wollongong, the research project aimed to evaluate efficacy, tolerability and compliance rates associated with three different types of ketogenic diets – the classical ketogenic diet, a medium-chain triglyceride […]

Nerve cells interact like friends on Facebook

Nerve cells interact like friends on Facebook

Neurons in the brain are wired like a social network, report researchers from Biozentrum, University of Basel. Each nerve cell has links with many others, but the strongest bonds form between the few cells most similar to each other. The results are published in the journal  Nature.

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