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Researchers outline a connection between subplate neurons and brain disorders

1 hour ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes...
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Researchers work to identify areas of the brain that help us wake up

1 hour ago   |   News Medical

Philosophers have pondered the nature of consciousness for thousands of years. In the 21st century, the debate over how the brain gives rise to our everyday experience...
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Viral activity may play role in Alzheimer's disease

2 hours ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

Sam Gandy New research published in Neuron revealed a link between human herpesvirus activity and molecular, neuropathological, genetic and clinical aspects of Alzheimer's...
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Cross-species prion adaptation depends on prion replication environment

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

A hamster prion that replicated under conditions of low RNA levels in mouse brain material resulted in altered disease features when readapted and transmitted back to hamsters...
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Scientists solve the case of the missing subplate, with wide implications for brain science

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

A new study shows that a group of neurons, previously thought to die in the course of development, in fact become incorporated into the brain's cortex. This research has...
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Fright and flight: Deciding when to escape

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

How does your brain decide what to do in a threatening situation? A new article describes a mechanism by which the brain classifies the level of a threat and decides when to...
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Your brain anatomy may play a role in determining your food choices

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   3 articles

Our ability to exercise self-control is linked to our neurobiology.
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First human Keystone virus infection reported

4 hours ago   |   News Medical

Another deadly virus called the Keystone virus that could cause serious brain infection and is transmitted by mosquito bites has been found for the first time to be infecting...
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'Antifreeze' molecules may hold key to better treatments for brain injuries

4 hours ago   |   News Medical

The key to better treatments for brain injuries and disease may lie in the molecules charged with preventing the clumping of specific proteins associated with cognitive decline...
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Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

4 hours ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a sports team, according to...
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Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina

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Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

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Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of...

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