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Unusual Brain Cell (Astrocytes) Boost Learning

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.08.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Human brain cell transplants make mice smarter.

Flame Retardants: Extinguishers of Brain Development?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Prenatal exposure to PBDEs interferes with neural development in experimental animals. Rats exposed to flame retardants during fetal development have a weakened ability to strengthen synaptic connections.

New Suspect In Gulf War Syndrome

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

The Veterans Affairs Department announced that it will re-examine the disability claims of thousands of Persian Gulf War veterans suffering from the mysterious Gulf War illnesses decades after the war ended

Amy Bishop's Science -- Scientific Studies by the Professor Accused in the Huntsville Faculty Murders

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

After hearing about the horrific murders during a faculty meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, on February 12, it's only natural to wonder about the person suspected of causing such a tragedy.

Nightmares In PTSD: Don't Get Your Blood Pressure Up

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Nightmares are one of the most debilitating symptoms of PTSD, affecting 70%-87% of patients suffering from the trauma. Fortunately, a surprising new treatment uses an old medicine to stop them.