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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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More Than Just Tremors: The Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

More Than Just Tremors: The Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

🕔18:58, 14.Feb 2013

Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan researches the cognitive, and often ignored, symptoms of Parkinson’s.

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Special K: Leader of the Antidepressants Revolution

Special K: Leader of the Antidepressants Revolution

🕔18:40, 2.Feb 2013

Ketamine may become a new revolutionary medicine for the treatment of depression due to its ability to restore and promote synapse connections.

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Demystifying Consciousness

Demystifying Consciousness

🕔06:16, 5.Dec 2012

A combination of advances in brain imaging and genetics is revealing that consciousness resides not in a particular area of the brain, but in interactions between them.

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On the Road to Sweetness: A Clear-Cut Destination?

On the Road to Sweetness: A Clear-Cut Destination?

🕔04:55, 4.Nov 2012

The well-known concept that different parts of the tongue sense different tastes is inaccurate – in reality, all parts of the tongue can sense any taste.

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Book Review: The Vision Revolution

Book Review: The Vision Revolution

🕔03:49, 4.Nov 2012

Dr. Mark Changizi’s “The Vision Revolution” compares four aspects of human vision to superpowers, highlighting some of the remarkable qualities of our visual systems.

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