Genes & Molecules

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The drugs prescribed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia haven’t changed much in the last half-century. Now, advances in genetic studies could help scientists develop new — and better — treatments.
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Everyone experiences pain — but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway?
  • TED
One minor chemical change can turn the sweet smell of a rose sour.
  • American Chemical Society
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map.
  • TED
  • 15 min
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
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The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.
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Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine.
  • TED
A family of proteins determines which nerve cells thrive or die.
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Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the sense of smell? Learn more about a rare condition called congenital anosmia and how the brain processes smell.
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  • 4 min
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED
How much coffee is too much? Learn how caffeine affects the human brain in this video.
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How can a fruit fly teach us about our senses? Watch this video and see how scientists use fruit flies to learn more about our sense of smell.
  • Beckman Institute
My research may not be what you expect when you hear ‘neuroscience’. I work on developing treatments against the chemical weapons known as nerve agents.
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