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Seeing more deeply with laser light

A human skull, on average, is about 0.3 inches thick, or roughly the depth of the latest smartphone. Human skin, on the other hand,...

Uncovering a dynamic cortex

Researchers at MIT have proven that the brain’s cortex doesn’t process specific tasks in highly specialized modules — showing that the cortex is, in...

Gene Therapy Prevents Parkinson’s Disease in Animal Model, Says Pitt Study

Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson’s disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University...

MRI Technology Reveals Deep Brain Pathways in Unprecedented Detail

Scientists at Duke Medicine have produced a 3-D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology. In a...

New tactic targets brain tumors

Drugs that target insulin pathways to slow or stop the growth of brain tumors are going in the right direction but appear to be...

Computer model explains how the brain categories information

New York University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how a neural circuit learns to classify sensory stimuli into discrete categories, such...

New method to identify Nurons affecting behavior

A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide the behavior. Their findings, which...

Tetanus Shot Improves Patient Survival With Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

An innovative approach using a tetanus booster to prime the immune system enhances the effect of a vaccine therapy for lethal brain tumors, dramatically...

Magnetic brain stimulation

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles — a technique allowing direct...

Steroids Rapidly Restore Blood-Brain Barrier Function after Blast 

Barclay Morrison III, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has led the first study to determine underlying biological mechanisms that promote functional...

Bioelectricity Plays Key Role in Brain Development & Repair 

Research reported today by Tufts University biologists shows for the first time that bioelectrical signals among cells control and instruct embryonic brain development and...

Brain processes ongoing pain more emotionally

  A momentary lapse of concentration is all it takes for a finger to become trapped, to receive a bump on the head or sprain...

The secret of wrinkling, folding, and creasing 

The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long. But exactly why layered...

A new stem cell advance

Collaborating with scientists from New York, Toronto, and Tokyo, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have devised two methods for using stem cells to generate the type of...

Tuning in on brain waves

Like musical sounds, different states of mind are defined by distinct, characteristic waveforms, recognizable frequencies and rhythms in the brain’s electrical field. When the...

UCLA researchers devise new method to identify disease markers, a key...

  UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify genetic markers for many diseases — a significant step toward a new era...

How brain waves guide memory formation

Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be...

Brain’s iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists...

Understanding how connections rewire after spinal cord injury

  ​Restoring function after spinal cord injury, which damages the connections that carry messages from the brain to the body and back, depends on forming...

Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

  Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises - this is the promising application stemming from...