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Study shows that precisely timed theta oscillations are required for mice to encode new memories

Past research suggests that brain oscillations may support different cognitive functions by coordinating spike timing inside and across different brain regions. However, the role that the timing of these oscillations plays in specific neural computations is still unclear. Researchers at University of California, San Diego carried out a study investigating the role of theta oscillations […]

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New study leads to better understanding of chronic pain

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition affecting millions of people worldwide. An improved understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic pain is urgently needed. A study by the Ganter Lab, recently published in Molecular Pain, a peer-reviewed open access medical journal covering all aspects of research on pain, helped to fill that need. The study, aimed […]

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Study identifies nearly 600 genetic loci associated with anti-social behavior, alcohol use, opioid addiction and more

An analysis of data from 1.5 million people has identified 579 locations in the genome associated with a predisposition to different behaviors and disorders related to self-regulation, including addiction and child behavioral problems. With these findings, researchers have constructed a genetic risk score—a number reflecting a person’s overall genetic propensity based on how many risk […]

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Diabetes: Study of satiety mechanism yields new knowledge

Diabetes, a disease in which blood sugar levels remain too high for too long, can lead to health complications in the long term. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) accounts for 90% of cases. Patients are usually obese or overweight, with risk factors that include sedentary lifestyle and unbalanced diet. To increase their understanding of the disease, […]

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Study finds lifting advice doesn’t stand up for everyone

Commonly accepted advice to keep a straight back and squat while lifting in order to avoid back pain has been challenged by new Curtin University research. The research examined people who had regularly performed manual lifting through their occupation for more than five years and found those who experienced low back pain as a result […]