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Bioscience Technology This Week #5: Protein Hub Crucial to Brain Development

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:27pm

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week:

 

Protein Hub Crucial to Brain Development 

Researchers found that the protein glycogen synthase kinase-3, or GSK-3, is crucial for proper brain development early in life, a surprising finding considering that drug companies are searching for ways to limit the protein’s function to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Running Reduces Death Risk Regardless of Duration, Speed 

Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, according to a new study.

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