Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 20, 2009

Smart Rat ‘Hobbie-J’ Produced By Over-expressing A Gene That Helps Brain Cel…


Over-expressing the NR2B gene lets brain cells communicate just a fraction of a second longer and makes a smarter rat, report researchers from the Medical College of Georgia and East China Normal University. The finding further validates NR2B as a drug target for improving memory in healthy individuals as those with Alzheimer’s or mild dementia, the scientists say. NR2B is a subunit of NMBA receptors, which are like small pores on brain cells that let in electrically-charged ions that increase the activity and communication of neurons. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091019122647.htm)

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