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Zika

Mini-brains help scientists understand link between Zika and microcephaly

Brazilian scientists have used cerebral organoids – three-dimensional structures called mini-brains that are created in a laboratory from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) –...
neurons

New finding on elusive brain receptor sheds light on what may...

Discovery paves the way for a highly specific drug target for strokes and brain injuries
serotonin

The gates of serotonin: cracking the workings of a notorious receptor

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ga_EswWe0?wmode=transparent]EPFL scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals...
marijuana

Study links genes to marijuana dependence and major depression

A genome-wide analysis of more than 14,000 individuals has identified several gene variants that increase risk of cannabis dependence, a new Yale led study...
parasitic infection

People with ‘rage’ disorder twice as likely to have parasitic infection

Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger—road rage, for example—are more than twice as likely to have been exposed...
Neurons

The Brain’s Gardeners: Immune Cells ‘Prune’ Connections Between Neurons

A new study out today in the journal Nature Communications shows that cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection and injury also play an...
memory

Best to sleep on it: brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate...

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity...