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Nature’s GPS:  It’s Not As Batty As You Think!

Nature’s GPS: It’s Not As Batty As You Think!

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science used an Epyptian-fruit-bat model to study the brain’s representation of navigation from Point A to Point B. Their work on how the bat brain handles goal-focused navigation could affect how we will one day treat Alzheimer’s.

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What Woodpeckers Can Teach Us

What Woodpeckers Can Teach Us

A computer program, designed to teach users to differentiate between kinds of woodpeckers, attracted the attention of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for its power to improve teaching technology. Assistant Professor Amin Karbasi has been awarded for his promising research.

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Brainstorming a Treatment for Brain Injury

Brainstorming a Treatment for Brain Injury

A study conducted at Yale University found that the TGF-β1 signaling pathway helps the brain recovery following a stroke.

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Treating Autism Case by Case: Innovative personalized treatment methods for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Treating Autism Case by Case: Innovative personalized treatment methods for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Following developments elsewhere in the field of treatment, like the increasingly specific cancer medications and therapies that target specific cells unique to each type of cancer, researchers at the Child Study Center are finding ways to personalize autism medicine. In the future, treatment could be tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient.

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Cancer Treatment: More is Not Always Better?

Cancer Treatment: More is Not Always Better?

Surgical tumor removal has been the go-to cancer treatment for decades. Yale School of Medicine challenges surgery’s place as the most effective treatment of cancer with unexpected research results.

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The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

Evolution applies to more than living organisms. Yale scientists Hannah Haynie and Claire Bowern investigate the evolution of color terms and its implication on linguistics.

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Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s

Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Biogen may have discovered how to harness the human immune system’s own disease-fighting capabilities to create a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Canines are Over Overimitation

Canines are Over Overimitation

A recent Yale study supports that overimitation, or accepting information as true, is distinctly human, as dogs and dingoes do not display this unique behavior.

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How to Eavesdrop on a Synapse

How to Eavesdrop on a Synapse

The 100 trillion synapses in our brain contain a wealth of information about health and disease in the brain. Scientists at the Yale PET Center have recently developed a novel imaging technique to view synaptic connections in the living brain.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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