SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- People who have trouble sleeping in noisy environments often resort to strategies like earplugs or noise-canceling headphones that muffle the sound, but a new study may lead to ways to block disturbing sounds within the brain. In their report, the team reports finding a brain-wave pattern, reflecting activity of a key structure that predicts the ease at which sleep can be disrupted by noise.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Researchers reveals that an enzyme that changes the way DNA is packaged in cells allows specific genes to be turned on and off, thereby preventing a stem cell from becoming another cell type.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Skin cancer patients who avoid the sun are three times more likely to be vitamin-D deficient than healthy people, according to a new study led by researchers.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- While it has become clear in recent years that susceptibility to pain has a strong inherited component, very little is known about actual "pain genes" and how they work. Researchers now report on a novel human pain gene. People with minor variations in this gene showed clear differences in susceptibility to acute heat pain and chronic back pain.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Many gene variants have been linked to autism, but how do these subtle changes alter the brain, and ultimately behavior?
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Liz Di Bernardo