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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The golden poison frog packs enough poison in its skin to kill upwards of 20 people, yet it avoids succumbing to the toxin itself.
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A new study in mice shows chronic stress reprograms gene expression in sperm.
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Twenty years of research have established the connection between adverse childhood experiences and long-term health. Now researchers are looking for ways to measure the biology behind the correlation and try to reverse it.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but researchers are still working to uncover why they happen and how to treat them.
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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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