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An early start for the thinking brain

An early start for the thinking brain

Yale scientists discover predecessor cells that pave the way for the cerebral cortex.

The cerebral cortex, a layer of cells just a few millimeters thick on the outermost surface of the brain, is largely what makes humans noble in reason and infinite in faculties. New research from the...

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Lacking an enzyme linked to diabetes and obesity, mice stay slim on a high-carb diet

Lacking an enzyme linked to diabetes and obesity, mice stay slim on a high-carb diet

Even on a “supersize” diet, mice bred to lack a certain enzyme remained more svelte than mice with the enzyme, according to a study by Yale scientists in the July 2006 issue of the journal Cell...

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Smoking and nicotine receptors

Smokers may have a hard time quitting because their brains have significantly more nicotine receptors than those of...

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Testosterone vs. nerve cells

A study by Yale scientists has shown that a high level of testosterone—such as that caused by the use of steroids—can...

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