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Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

🕔22:40, 1.Jul 2014

Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.

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Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

🕔21:13, 25.Apr 2014

“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have published research that

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No Need for Neuron Loss?

No Need for Neuron Loss?

🕔11:32, 13.Apr 2014

Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may not be inevitable.

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This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music

🕔00:53, 25.Dec 2013

Musician-turned-scientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between human psychology and music in This Is Your Brain on Music.

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The Brink of Death: A New Perspective

The Brink of Death: A New Perspective

🕔20:57, 21.Dec 2013

About one-fifth of patients who recover from cardiac arrest report having near-death experiences. Recently, researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a possible scientific explanation for these experiences which could debunk theories involving the supernatural.

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Glia & Growth: Synapses in the Developing Brain

Glia & Growth: Synapses in the Developing Brain

🕔19:32, 21.Dec 2013

The human brain creates over 100 trillion synapses during development and growth. A new study shows that C. elegans may hold the key to how the brain manages such complexity.

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Light and Truth: Using Light to Elucidate the Language of the Brain

Light and Truth: Using Light to Elucidate the Language of the Brain

🕔00:00, 21.Dec 2013

The brain is one of the least well understood of the organs in our bodies, and historically we have only had indirect methods available to measure neural activity. However, professors at the Yale School of Medicine have recently designed a new neural probe which directly measures and images brain activity using light.

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Is Appetite Control Linked to Immune (Dys)function?

Is Appetite Control Linked to Immune (Dys)function?

🕔13:01, 29.May 2013

Researchers at Yale have discovered a connection between hunger control and immune system function, creating the potential for a wide array of further studies involving immune system enhancement.

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Uncovering the Biochemical Basis of Depression

Uncovering the Biochemical Basis of Depression

🕔15:22, 11.May 2013

In a new correlation study, researchers in Professor Picciotto’s lab showed that individuals afflicted with depression have higher levels of acetylcholine in their brains. The researchers used mice to demonstrate the complexity of the pathways involved in depression, and their findings could give rise to more effective antidepressants.

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Signaling Sans Synapses

Signaling Sans Synapses

🕔19:18, 14.Feb 2013

How do neurons work in insects?

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