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Sensor traces dopamine released by single cells

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MIT chemical engineers have developed an extremely sensitive detector that can track single cells’ secretion of dopamine, a…
Jekyll and Hyde cells: their role in brain injury and disease revealed

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High-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

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Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every…
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