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June 2, 2022

Unexpected outcomes trigger release of noradrenaline, which helps the brain focus its attention and learn from the event.

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May 23, 2022
Optical tools are helping researchers develop an MRI-based brain imaging technique that may prompt faster diagnosis and ultimately more efficient treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
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May 9, 2022

Parkinson's disease is marked by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain — specifically in the substantia nigra, a structure deep within a region of the brain called the midbrain.

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May 9, 2022

3 new projects launch on the Allen Institute's OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory, supported by the NIH BRAIN Initiative

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May 5, 2022

Researchers have uncovered how signals from a group of neurons in the brain's frontal lobe simultaneously give humans the flexibility to learn new tasks -- and the focus to develop highly specific skills.

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May 2, 2022

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Ian Shih, Ph.D., used fMRI and a genetic mouse model to study the effects of a neurotransmitter on brain network functional connectivity, a dynamic process crucial for human health and behavior

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April 20, 2022

Implants are becoming more sophisticated — and are attracting commercial interest.

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April 11, 2022

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative have developed a way to genetically insert a type of light receptor into neu

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April 6, 2022

In the diagnosis of disease, doctors often need to take tissue samples and process them for examination under a microscope. Millions of such biopsies are performed in the U.S. every year. But these pose many challenges. Biopsies may damage healthy tissue.

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March 28, 2022

Addgene, the nonprofit biorepository, now produces and distributes ready-to-use recombinant antibodies.

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March 15, 2022

The flexible backing allows arrays of micro-scale needles to conform to the contours of the brain, which improves high-resolution brain recording

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March 9, 2022

Platform will provide open-source cell catalogue to better understand brain diseases.

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March 7, 2022

NIH-funded study identifies brain cells that form boundaries between discrete events.

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March 7, 2022

Over three years, the work — a collaboration between researchers at Cedars-Sinai in L.A., Boston Children’s, and the University of Toronto — led to the discovery of two new groups of brain cells: boundary and event cells.

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February 28, 2022

Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is diagnosed after an individual has tried several types of treatment for depression and their symptoms haven’t improved.

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February 16, 2022

While there is currently no cure for blindness, a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system has undergone its first successful implantation, bringing with it the potential to restore partial vision to people who have lost their sight.

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February 15, 2022

In a new study on 3D organoid models of the developing cerebral cortex generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), researchers at the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University have found three autism risk genes converge on shared pa

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January 26, 2022

Drinking a glass of water is often sufficient to quench thirst after exercising. But while the sensation of thirst may be satiated after just a few minutes of drinking, the process of rehydration actually takes around half an hour.

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January 21, 2022

New sensor grids could transform precision of neurosurgery, expand understanding of the brain.