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One step closer toward a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with colleagues at the University California, San Diego (UCSD), have characterized a new class of drugs as potential ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Why do we have large brains?

In recently published article from Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the relationship between brain size and behavioural ecology was found to be highly sensitive to small data changes, and ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Navigational view of the brain thanks to powerful X-rays

If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good "satellite view" of the brain, and a great "street view" of neuron details. But navigating ...

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier

A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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'Busybody' protein may get on your nerves, but that's a good thing

Sensory neurons regulate how we recognize pain, touch, and the movement and position of our own bodies, but the field of neuroscience is just beginning to unravel this circuitry. Now, new research ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthood

Scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, ...

11 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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How bees find their way home

How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss

Although it's been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, how this happens has been puzzling. In a study published in ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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New study describes how dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait

How do we know if it was worth the wait in line to get a meal at the new restaurant in town? To do this our brain must be able to signal how good the meal tastes and associate this feeling with ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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