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30/05/1912 American biochemist Julius Axelrod is born

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History of Neuroscience: Julius Axelrod

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He studied the mechanism of formation of the hormone noradrenaline. Axelrod discovered and isolated enzyme which degrades chemical neurotransmitters when no longer needed. This resets the nerve connections and makes them to transmit new nerve impulses. Axelrod’s research helped the search for treatment of nervous and mental illnesses.
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