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Researchers Show That Brain Cells Hold Memories
Science & Tech  (tags: Neuroscience, new study, memories, brain cells )

- 2305 days ago -
Memory engrams - traces of memory, often aroused by external stimuli, like a smell - do reside in brain cells, say researchers from MIT and Stanford.
Skin Cells 'Turned Into Neurons' By US Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Skin cells, neurons, science, brain cells )

- 2610 days ago -
A Californian team say they have managed to convert human skin cells directly into functioning brain cells.The scientists manipulated the process by which DNA is transcribed within foetal skin cells to create cells which behaved like neurons.
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, Medical College, brain cells, Joe Z. Tsien, Discovery Institute, mice, memories, bad, erase, pain, genetic, interesting, discovery, humans, study )

- 3556 days ago -
It sounds like science fiction, by scientists say it might one day be possible to erase undesirable memories from the brain, selectively and safely.Humans plagued by painful memories have long wished for a way to eject them from the brain.
Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Brain Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: alcohol, brain cells, heat shock pathway, heat shock factor 1, HSF-1, gene transcription )

- 3876 days ago -
Alcohol stimulates a ubiquitous, stress-linked biochemical cascade-called the heat shock pathway-to send a molecule, heat shock factor 1 (HSF1), into the neuron's nucleus. HSF1 stimulates the transcription of many genes known to be activated by alcohol.

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