Variations in Neuronal Networks Could Explain Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

Posted On July 15, 2014
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A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can account for whether animals are behaviorally susceptible to brain injury. These results could have implications for the treatment of brain trauma.

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Chimp Intelligence “Runs In Families,” Environment Less Important, Study Finds

Posted On July 10, 2014
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A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.

The study found that some, but not all, cognitive, or mental, abilities, in chimpanzees depend significantly on the genes they inherit. The findings are reported in the… more »

Center for Obesity Reversal Becomes Research Center at Georgia State

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic.

The center will focus on tackling and reversing the nation’s obesity epidemic by using a basic science approach. Researchers will… more »

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