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Mice Cured Of Hemophilia By Salk Gene Therapy Protocol

La Jolla, CA – With the aid of a common virus used to ferry a clotting factor gene into liver cells, a team led by researchers at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has cured a form of hemophilia in mice.

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Computer Program Trained To Read Faces Developed By Salk Team

La Jolla, CA – A computer program developed by a Salk-led team has been trained to distinguish among a number of facial cues, helping to sort false from genuine expressions. What's more, the program performs as well as a psychologist trained to read faces and markedly better than human non-experts.

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Running Boosts Number Of Brain Cells, According To New Salk Study

La Jolla, CA – Can regular exercise strengthen the brain? According to a new Salk study, animals that get regular voluntary exercise on running wheels grow more new brain cells than sedentary counterparts.

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Genetic Combination That Steers Newborn Nerve Cells Identified by Salk Scientists

La Jolla, CA – Like a sextant that helps guide ships at sea, a specific combination of genes has been identified that directs newly born nerve cells to their final destinations in developing organisms.

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Zinc Found To Be Integral Part Of Brain Communication Channels

La Jolla, CA – Zinc has long been recognized as an essential trace element, and a current study led by Salk Institute investigators shows it to be an integral part of ion channels, structures that regulate communication among nerve cells.

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Dissatisfied Flies Show Link Between Gene And Sexual Behavior

La Jolla, CA – To paraphrase a classic rock anthem, flies missing a gene that affects sexual behavior "can't get no satisfaction" no matter how hard they try.

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Link Between Vitamin A And Learning Abilities Established By Team Led By Salk Researchers

La Jolla, CA – Forget something lately? If so, perhaps you should try an extra helping of sweet potatoes or other vitamin A-rich foods on the holiday table.

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Slow-Learning Mice Can Improve Learning Speed When Raised In Enriched Environment

La Jolla, CA – Like their human counterparts, all mice are not created equal when it comes to learning new tasks.

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Human Brains Do Sprout New Cells According To New Salk Study

La Jolla, CA – Like bubbles fizzing from fine champagne, it has long been assumed that our supply of brain cells steadily diminishes through our lives, never to be replenished. According to a landmark Salk study, however, new cells are born in human brains, even in mature individuals.

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New Steroid Hormone has Allure Of Its Own

La Jolla, CA – The first steroid hormone unearthed in 30 years is a chemical cousin to the molecule that lures pigs to truffles, and like that rare and elusive fungus, it is in a class by itself.

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