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Some brain regions retain enhanced ability to make new connections

Washington University
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In adults, some brain regions retain a “childlike” ability to establish new connections, potentially contributing to our ability to learn new skills and form new memories as we age, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.


Tiny Proteins Have Outsized Influence On Nerve Health

Johns Hopkins
Monday, January 6, 2014

Mutations in small proteins that help convey electrical signals throughout the body may have a surprisingly large effect on health, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in December using spider, scorpion and sea anemone venom.

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