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Neuroscience News
December 9, 2019

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New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long ... read more
How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment -- ... read more
Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which ... read more
A study in fruit flies has identified serotonin as a chemical that triggers the body's startle response, the automatic deer-in-the-headlights reflex that freezes the body ... read more
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Link Between Vitamin A and Brain Response in Monarch Butterflies

Biologists are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human ... read more

Open Source EEG Visualization Tool

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of ... read more

Molecular Bodyguards Against Parkinson's Disease

Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein alpha-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease. A disturbed relationship to these ... read more

Study Finds Key Brain Region Smaller in Birth Control Pill Users

Researchers studying the brain found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the ... read more

Improving Blood Vessel Health in Brain May Help Combat Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or ... read more

A Common Drug Could Help Restore Limb Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice ... read more

Focused Ultrasound May Open Door to Alzheimer's Treatment

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial ... read more

Concussion Alters How Information Is Transmitted Within the Brain

Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the 2 halves of the brain, according to a new ... read more

One in Two Homeless People May Have Experienced a Head Injury in Their Lifetime

People who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new ... read more

Machine Learning That Works Like a Dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep ... read more

Helping Machines Perceive Some Laws of Physics

Researchers have designed a model that demonstrates an understanding of some basic 'intuitive physics' about how objects should behave. The model could be used to help build smarter ... read more

New Treatment for Brain Tumors Uses Electrospun Fiber

Researchers have developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain ... read more

Why Stress Doesn't Always Cause Depression

Rats susceptible to anhedonia, a core symptom of depression, possess more serotonin neurons after being exposed to chronic stress, but the effect can be reversed through amygdala activation, ... read more

The Neurobiological Basis of Gender Dysphoria

A new theory of gender dysphoria argues the symptoms of the condition are due to changes in network activity, rather than incorrect brain sex, according to new ... read more

Concussion Recovery Not Clear Cut for Children

Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child's concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey ... read more

Vision: Not Seeing the Trees for the Wood

Researchers have shown how it is possible that objects stand out less when they are surrounded by similar objects. This surroundings-suppressing effect is caused by feedback from higher visual brain ... read more

First Implantable Magnet Resonance Detector

A new miniature NMR implant measures neuronal ... read more

Hydromethylthionine Could Slow Cognitive Decline: Minimum Dose

Researchers have reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the ... read more

Mental Practice May Improve Golfers' Putting Performance

Researchers are lending support to Arnold Palmer's famous assertion that golf is predominantly played in 'the six inches between the ... read more

Artificial Intelligence-Based Algorithm for Intensive Care of Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study presents the first artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithm that may be utilized in the intensive care unit for treating patients with severe traumatic brain ... read more

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