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astrocytes

Not All Astrocytes in the Brain Are the Same, Study Finds

From afar, the billions of stars in our galaxy look indistinguishable, just as the billions of star-shaped astrocytes in our brains appear the same...
Nerve Cells

Why New Vessels Kill Nerve Cells

The particularly aggressive brain tumours known as glioblastomas often prove to be resistant to chemotherapy. The reasons are the formation of new vessels and...
diabetes

Attending to Diabetes During Pregnancy

Babies born to mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy – known as gestational diabetes (GDM) – are shown to have attentional deficiencies as early...
FlatScope

Rice Team Developing Flat Microscope for the Brain

Rice University engineers are building a flat microscope, called FlatScope TM, and developing software that can decode and trigger neurons on the surface of...
cancer

New Approach May Kill Tumor Cells in the Brain

Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) may have discovered a way to kill tumor cells that...
calories

Researchers Investigate How Caloric Restriction Benefits Cellular Functioning

Controlling consumption of calories day by day is a proven way to avoid not only obesity but also various age-related complications such as diabetes...
Schizophrenia

Electrical Stimulation of Brain May Help People with Schizophrenia Learn to...

Findings UCLA researchers have found that people with schizophrenia were able to more accurately determine whether two auditory tones matched or differed, after receiving a...
DNA

Scientists Replay Movie Encoded in DNA

For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in — and then played back from — DNA in living cells. Scientists funded...
hearing

The Physics of Hearing

Humans have an uncommon aural ability: In a room full of people all engaged in separate conversations, we can push aside the extraneous voices...
wireless implantable

UC San Diego Part of International Team to Develop Wireless Implantable...

Engineers at the University of California San Diego are part of an international collaboration led by Brown University to develop a wireless neural prosthetic system...
stem cells

Neural Stem Cells Steered by Electric Fields in Rat Brain

Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain toward a specific location. The research, published July 11 in the...
Alzheimer’s disease

Missing Link Identified Between Immune Cells and Alzheimer’s

By studying the effects of immune cells that surround blood vessels in the brain, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have discovered a new pathway involving...
Visual acuity

Exposure to a Common Visual Illusion May Enhance Your Ability to...

Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research from psychologists at the Universities of...
autism

Tech Triumph: How Computer Imaging Is Predicting Autism

When clinical researchers wondered if it would be possible to detect autism before they could spot behavioral clues, they added to their team one...
schizophrenia, Multiple sclerosis, collaboration, RNA modification, multiple sclerosis, spin Seebeck effect, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Endocrine cells, short-sightedness

Erratic Time Perception in Schizophrenia

Persons suffering from schizophrenia have a different perception of time than healthy individuals. There is far more variation in the way that a time...
silicon electronicsvideo

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics

Today, implanted electrode devices for stimulating the brain are extremely crude devices with only a handful of electrodes that are used to mitigate the...
implantable system

Towards a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface

DARPA has awarded contracts to five research organizations and one company that will support the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program: Brown University; Columbia...
human herpesvirus 6

Hidden Herpes Virus May Play Key Role in MS, Other Brain...

The ubiquitous human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) may play a critical role in impeding the brain’s ability to repair itself in diseases like multiple sclerosis. ...
addiction

Why Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increase the Likelihood of Addiction?

One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in...
Neurological Disorders

Brain’s Network May Provide Insights into Neurological Disorders

A deeper understanding of the brain’s connectivity network of neurons and its relationship to the organ’s deep tissue could allow researchers to predict brain...