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New Study Illuminates how the Brain Shields itself against Thoughts about Death

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A new study by French and Israeli researchers – due out next month in the journal NeuroImage –…
New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate neuroscience discoveries

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Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first…
Failure of Mitochondrial Quality Control Causes Heart Disease

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Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions,…
A rat’s brain, on and off methamphetamine

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Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant…
Physical exercises in classrooms help students do better in exams

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Close your eyes for a second and imagine a classroom full of kids. What did you see? Everyone…
How do travellers beat jetlag? If you want to be a world-class traveller, you need to read this

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We love travelling. It truly is the best kind of education, because you get to see things that…
Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise

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Findings in mice suggest targeting certain brain circuits could offer new ways to treat some neurological disorders. People…
BARseq builds a better brain map

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the…
Male and Female Mice Have Different Brain Cells

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Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that…
Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast – new research

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According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism health scientists at the universities of…
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

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Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer, and household fixtures, could…
Micropatterned plates contain multiple colonies of embryonic cells. The plates developed at Rice allow researchers to view and manipulate the colonies as they grow to determine how signaling pathways help cells differentiate. Illustration by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Embryo’s early development revealed in a dish

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During embryonic development, the entire nervous system, the skin and the sensory organs emerge from a single sheet…
Cultivating Joy through Mindfulness: an Antidote to Opioid Misuse, the Disease or Despair

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New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain’s response to natural,…
Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

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Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is…
New Player in Human Aging

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A new character has stepped onstage in the story of human aging: neural excitation. The brain’s neural activity,…
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration consortium combines and continues research efforts

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A new National Institutes of Health grant merges two ongoing frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) studies to form a…
NIH scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases

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National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein…
A secret in our saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes

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Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans shift further from other great…
‘Short Sleep’ Gene Prevents Memory Deficits Associated with Sleep Deprivation

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The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” – nightly sleep…
Caught in the Act: Study Catches Brain Circuits as They Rewire

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In a technical feat with ramifications for our understanding of how experiences imprint themselves as lasting memories, and…
Poor living conditions may have a negative effect on children’s language skills

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You have to learn to be grateful for what you have, but it is impossible to deny that…
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain

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Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their…
Research Introduces a More Accurate Way to Gauge Pain in Mice, Yielding Potential to Help Chronic Pain Patients

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For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy…
Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease

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UCLA research identifies a potential strategy that may lead to treatment for the disorder. A new study examining…
New Class of Painkillers Offers all the Benefits of Opioids, Minus the Side Effects and Addictiveness

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Working on a sample of estuarine mud, collected next to a boat ramp in Tasmania 16 years ago,…
NIH study in mice explains how brain can turn pain signals up or down

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A new study in mice uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading…
Microbleeds may worsen outcome after head injury

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Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on…
How kids can help their parents get a good night’s sleep

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Children should encourage their parents to get a good night’s sleep, according to a University of Alberta sleep…
Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

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Eye gaze helps infants communicate. Through everyday interactions, eye gaze establishes a social connection between parent and child…
Smart-speaker technology monitors infants’ breathing

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Gone are the days when people use smart speakers — like Amazon Echo or Google Home — only…
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