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June 23, 2020

BU neuroscientists examine the way brain regions function independently and collectively

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June 23, 2020
BRAIN investigators test drive tools on the eye to understand neural cell types, circuitry
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June 19, 2020

Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, according to a new study1.

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June 18, 2020

ELAST technology (Entangled Link-Augmented Stretchable Tissue-hydrogel) is a chemical process that makes tissue samples very thin, very stretchy, compressible, and borderline

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June 18, 2020

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has named Aviv Regev, Ph.D., winner of the 2020 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for laying the groundwork for the field of single-cell genomics and spearheading leading-edge technologies that enable a sharper perspective on human cell

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June 18, 2020

In experiments in mice, NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers have for the first time created an electrical signature that is perceived as an odor in the brain’s smell-processing center, the olfactory bulb, even though the odor does not exist

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June 11, 2020

For a nematode worm, a big lawn of the bacteria that it eats is a great place for it to disperse its eggs so that each hatchling can emerge into a nutritive environment. That’s why when a worm speedily roams about a food patch it methodically lays its eggs as it goes.

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June 11, 2020

For a nematode worm, a big lawn of the bacteria that it eats is a great place for it to disperse its eggs so that each hatchling can emerge into a nutritive environment. That’s why when a worm speedily roams about a food patch it methodically lays its eggs as it goes.

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June 10, 2020

Understanding the source and network of signals as the brain functions is a central goal of brain research. Now, Carnegie Mellon engineers have created a system for high-density EEG imaging of the origin and path of normal and abnormal brain signals.

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June 8, 2020

Tests show ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants

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May 4, 2020

Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences both nearby and distant brain regions.

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May 4, 2020

A rising number of light-sensitive proteins and optogenetics are enabling precise imaging of brain cells, as well as the potential to adapt functioning in neural networks.

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May 4, 2020

A new microscope technology that allows real-time imaging of brain cell activity could have important applications in understanding the biology of the brain, and of brain diseases such as Parkinson's.

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April 23, 2020

New functional imaging technology dynamically maps a signal’s source and underlying networks within the brain.

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April 21, 2020

In times like these, technology seems to be helping us maintain our wellbeing, despite social isolation. Beyond personal use, how is it being applied to improve the state of mental health today?

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April 20, 2020

When people suffer debilitating injuries or illnesses of the nervous system, they sometimes lose the ability to perform tasks normally taken for granted, such as walking, playing music or driving a car. They can imagine doing something, but the injury might block th

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April 14, 2020

The first sign of trouble for a patient with a growing brain tumor is often a seizure. Such seizures have long been considered a side effect of the tumor.

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April 13, 2020

NINDS Press Release: Scientists find responses to mixed odors are more complex than previously thought.

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April 10, 2020

Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.