Ibuprofen – painkiller toxicity warning

In a recent development, doctors have warned regarding the possibly toxicities of common pain killer Ibuprofen adding that it can lead to a potentially fatal condition which can be triggered, in rare cases, by even a standard dose. The condition in question is called renal tubular acidosis (RTA). The research is published in the Medical […]
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Biochemical process that lasts a long time causes memory storage

You may remember the color of your loved one’s eyes for years. But how? Scientists believe that long-term potentiation (LTP) – the long-lasting increase of signals across a connection between brain cells — underlies our ability to remember over time and to learn, but how that happens is a central question in neuroscience. Researchers at […]
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More opportunities to develop therapies for protein misfolding

Romping clumps of misfolded proteins are prime suspects in many neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease. Those diseases are devastating and incurable, but a team of biologists at Brown University reports that cells can fix the problems themselves with only a little bit of help. The insight suggests that there are more opportunities […]
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Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of children becoming smokers too

New research has revealed that prenatal exposure to nicotine increases the vulnerability to nicotine self-administration in adolescent mice. The results support the hypothesis that adolescents with prenatal nicotine exposure are more likely to start smoking earlier than their peers and that they are also more susceptible to the addictive effects of nicotine, especially as a […]
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Tiny Locked Nucleic Acid-based compounds inhibit entire disease-associated microRNA families

•Tiny Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) based compounds, which are 8-mer LNA oligonucleotides, successfully inhibit entire microRNA families, providing potential new approach for treating a variety of diseases, including cancer, viral infections, cardiovascular and muscle diseases •Data show high affinity and target specificity of tiny LNA-based compounds enabled functional inhibition of entire microRNA families in a […]
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Major Breakthrough In The Understanding Of Brain Function

A team of researchers from the University of Montreal and McGill University have discovered a type of “cellular bilingualism” – a phenomenon that allows a single neuron to use two different methods of communication to exchange information. “Our work could facilitate the identification of mechanisms that disrupt the function of dopaminergic, serotonergic and cholinergic neurons […]
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After Disruption, Mouse Brains Shift Key Functions Associated With Learning And Memory

When Geoffrey Murphy, Ph.D., talks about plastic structures, he’s not talking about the same thing as Mr. McGuire in The Graduate. To Murphy, an associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change as we learn. Murphy’s lab, in collaboration with U-M’s […]
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Researchers Gain New Insight Into The Brain’s Ability To Reorganize Itself

When Geoffrey Murphy, Ph.D., talks about plastic structures, he’s not talking about the same thing as Mr. McGuire in The Graduate. To Murphy, an associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change as we learn. Murphy’s lab, in collaboration with U-M’s […]
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New Technology Promises To Have A Major Impact On Supply Of Malaria Treatment Across The Developing World

Canada is delivering on its commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable, thanks to new developments which will provide an affordable, reliable, and stable treatment for malaria that will save millions of lives, especially those of women and children in Africa. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with Mr. […]
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Researchers discover ‘broad spectrum’ cancer suppressor gene

Portuguese researchers have discovered a “broad spectrum” cancer suppressor gene – called LRP1B – which acts by removing proteins crucial for cancer development from the tumour environment. The fact that LRP1B does not act on the tumour itself (in this study thyroid tumours) but, instead, on molecules which are known to be important to many […]
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Comparing The Quality And Quantity Of Dental Pulp Stem Cells Using Two Different Techniques

During the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher C. Paganellii presented a poster titled “Influence of Pulp Extraction Technique on […]
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Skeletal Anchorage Assisted Orthopedic Traction Produces Mandibular Changes

During the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher T. Nguyen held an oral presentation on a study titled “Mandibular Changes […]
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