We all have at one time or another experienced the typical signs of an infection: the fever, the listlessness, the lack of appetite. They are orchestrated by the brain in response to circulating cytokines, the signaling molecules of the immune system. But just how cytokines' reach extends beyond the almost impenetrable blood-brain barrier has been the topic of much dispute.
In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies…Continue
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|UCSD graduate student Ji-Ho Park was one of the researchers who headed the effort.|
Press Release UCSD: A team of researchers in California and Massachusetts has developed a “cocktail” of different…Continue
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Salk Press Release: LA JOLLA, CA—Like a spotlight that illuminates an otherwise dark scene, attention brings to mind specific details of our environment while shutting others out. A new study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies shows that the superior colliculus, a brain structure that primarily had been known for its role in the control of eye and head movements, is crucial for moving the mind's spotlight.
Their findings, published in the Dec. 20, 2009, issue…Continue
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