Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 24, 2003
New understanding of why brain cells die after stroke will lead to development of new treatments
Scientists at Toronto Western Hospital and the University of Toronto have found a major mechanism that causes brain cells to die from stroke.

'Mad cow' mechanism may be integral to storing memory
Scientists have discovered a new process for how memories might be stored, a finding that could help explain one of the least-understood activities of the brain.

UT Southwestern researchers discover first effective treatment for exercise disorder
People with McArdle's disease - a condition marked by low tolerance for exercise and high risk of activity-related muscle injury - can dramatically improve their exercise tolerance by consuming a soft drink or equivalent before physical activity, investigators at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have discovered.
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