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A new look at the role of NMDA in brain function and psychiatric disorders

New images from scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reveal for the first time the three-dimensional structures of a set of molecules critical for healthy brain function. The molecules are members of a family of proteins in the brain known as NMDA receptors, which mediate the passage of essential signals between neurons. The detailed […]

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Rest days are essential to your fitness journey. Here’s why

Rest is a fundamental element of a successful fitness journey because it is essential for performance. But it’s often overlooked. Resting doesn’t mean leading a completely sedentary lifestyle on off days. This is known as passive recovery, and it’s only recommended when dealing with a lot of pain or an injury. Rest is about listening […]

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Anti-obesity medication’s steep price tag adds to public health disparities

Millions of Black and Hispanic adults who are overweight or obese are unable to afford the latest treatment in obesity medicine, a study by the Yale School of Medicine has found. For the study, Drs. Yuan Lu, assistant professor, Harlan Krumholz, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine, and Yuntian Liu, research associate, estimated the […]

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Study urges caution when comparing neural networks to the brain

Neural networks, a type of computing system loosely modeled on the organization of the human brain, form the basis of many artificial intelligence systems for applications such as speech recognition, computer vision, and medical image analysis. In the field of neuroscience, researchers often use neural networks to try to model the same kind of tasks […]

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Study identifies link between poor broadband provision and ill health

Poor broadband provision is associated with people living with a number of health conditions and urgent care needs, a study published today (November 2, 2022) has found. This whole local population level observational study is the first to link data on broadband provision with health data at a defined health economy population level. It used […]

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Three common questions answered about brushing your teeth

Recognized yearly on Nov. 1—the day after the candy-filled and cavity-inducing Halloween holiday— National Brush Day reminds us to clean away all that sugar and reinstate some healthy habits to improve our oral health. To refresh the Case Western Reserve University community on best practices for toothbrushing, The Daily sat down with Suparna Mahalaha, assistant […]

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Brain changes in autism are far more sweeping than previously known, study finds

Brain changes in autism are comprehensive throughout the cerebral cortex rather than just particular areas thought to affect social behavior and language, according to a new UCLA-led study that significantly refines scientists’ understanding of how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) progresses at the molecular level. The study, published today in Nature, represents a comprehensive effort to […]