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Stories by Julius Axelrod

Neurotransmitters

These chemicals released from nerve-fiber endings are the messengers by means of which nerve cells communicate. Neurotransmitters mediate functions ranging from muscle contraction to the control of behavior...

June 1, 1974 — Julius Axelrod

The Pineal Gland

The function of this small organ near the center of the mammalian brain has long been a mystery. Recent studies indicate that it is a "biological clock" that regulates the activity of the sex glands...

July 1, 1965 — Julius Axelrod and Richard J. Wurtman
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Memorial Day Flash Sale

Memorial Day Flash Sale

How Smartphones Affect Mental Health