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Lipid Epoxides Target Pain and Inflammatory Pathways in Neurons

When modified using a process known as epoxidation, two naturally occurring lipids are converted into potent agents that target multiple cannabinoid receptors in neurons, interrupting pathways that promote pain and inflammation, researchers report. These modified compounds, called epo-NA5HT and epo-NADA,... Continue Reading →

Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight. Coinciding with this increase in weight are ever-rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and health complications... Continue Reading →

Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?

Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a negative impact on individual test... Continue Reading →

Dopamine Helps Neurons Grow Up

Adults select appropriate behavior with the help of the brain’s “spiny” neurons, and now a study from Columbia neuroscientists shows how these neurons mature during childhood. Why the study is important In disorders like ADHD that arise during childhood, neuroscientists... Continue Reading →

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