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How some memories can be erased while leaving others intact

When a traumatic incident occurs to a person, it can make them experience fear and anxiety long after the event has happened. Typically taking the forms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such an event occurs, the brain stores information about what happened during the experience. From every detail regarding the scene, what time, what (or who) […]

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Why does hair turn gray?

You can try to run from these cranial oppressors, but they’ll always catch up; we’re talking, of course, about gray hairs. While they don’t always have the best reputation, gray hairs are a natural part of life. But why? Why do our luscious locks lose their color as we age? The pigments in our hair are produced […]

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New Imaging Technique Aims to Help Surgeons with Breast Cancer Removal

Every year in the United States, a quarter of a million women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Of these, approximately 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancer and also keep as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible, according to medicalnewstoday. The problem is that, even after the surgery has been performed, it’s difficult to […]

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Why your brain can predict speech before it’s even been said

Ever wondered why you can often predict what someone will say next when they’re talking? In a study published in the open access journal PLOS biology, scientists from Newcastle University in the UK and a neurosurgery group at the University of IOWA in the US have discovered a fascinating link between the brain’s auditory cortex as […]

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Sense of Smell is Unique to Each Person’s Genes and Experience

A study published in the journal eLIFE has suggested that an individual’s unique sense of smell is a result of their genes combined with personal life experience. Senior author of the study Dr. Darren Logan of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute explains that olfactory neurons (the nerve cells in the nose which detect odors) are “highly connected” […]

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Boosting Natural Brain Opioids may be a better way to treat Anxiety

Recent findings by University of Sydney scholars are indicating that medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might help to reduce anxiety better than ‘receptor-binding’ opioid drugs such as morphine, which can have major side effects. The human body is a complex machine. Medical News Today writes that fear and anxiety (which help to […]

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