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Molecule that spurs cell’s recycling center may help Alzheimer’s patients

A molecule that activates the cell’s natural recycling program may flush away the protein fragments that accumulate and form senile plaques in Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests that stimulating this activity, either through drugs or natural processes, may improve the quality of life for people with diseases caused by built-up proteins in the brain. More »

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Ritalin may cause changes in the brain’s reward areas

A common treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, prescribed millions of times a year, may change the brain in the same ways that cocaine does, a new study in mice suggests. More »

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