Genes & Molecules

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The drugs prescribed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia haven’t changed much in the last half-century. Now, advances in genetic studies could help scientists develop new — and better — treatments.
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Your selections: Genes and Molecules
Famed for discovering DNA’s double helix structure, the British scientist also studied the biological basis of consciousness.
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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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Geneticists Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird discuss their groundbreaking work on the rare neurological disorder Rett syndrome.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 5, 2020.
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Dopamine works as a crucial messenger in our brains, with imbalances causing a variety of brain disorders.
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Inside every neuron, the Golgi apparatus sorts, modifies, and “mails” proteins.
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A protein that makes jellyfish glow lets scientists watch the inner workings of cells.
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CRISPR Cas9, or CRISPR for short, is a new technology that one day may let scientists rewrite your body’s blueprints.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 25, 2020.
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Specialized janitors clean up the zone between two neurons after one sends a chemical signal to the other.
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As physicians attempt to identify mental illness, they face a diagnostic system that includes nearly 300 disorders. To improve the system, researchers look into genetics.
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