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Friday, October 31, 2014

Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance

New research shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to off-task mental activities, such as daydreaming and reminiscing, can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks. Researchers developed a new approach in which …
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Friday, October 31, 2014

New Insight on Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent study published in the journal Cell, researchers from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute revealed the process that leads to changes in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome — the same changes that cause dementia in Alzheimer …
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hidden Brain Signatures of Consciousness Found in Vegetative-state Patients

A team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge have used high-density electroencephalographs (EEG) and a branch of math known as ‘graph theory’ to study networks of …
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mathematical Model Shows How the Brain Remains Stable During Learning

Complex biochemical signals that coordinate fast and slow changes in neuronal networks keep the brain in balance during learning, according to a study recently published in Neuron. The work represents a six-year quest by a collaborative team from the …
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Immune Proteins Regulate Brain-cell Connections

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), recently found that an immune-system protein called MHCI, moonlights in the nervous system to help regulate the number of synapses. The research, published in the …
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fairness is in the Brain

Economists from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) have worked together to assess the relationship between fairness, equality, work and money. The research team from the two institutions looked …
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Study: Two Prognoses in Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a primarily pediatric brain tumor caused mainly by mutations in the BRAF gene. In fact, there are two specific mechanisms for activation of BRAF implicated in PA formation: by fusion of the gene with nearby gene KIAA …
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Monday, October 27, 2014

IGRT Commonly Used to Treat Pediatric Tumors

While image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a commonly used modality to ensure treatment accuracy in the management of pediatric tumors, according to a study recently published in Practical Radiation Oncology, consensus recommendations are needed …
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Invisible Implants Open New Window Into the Brain

A team of engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) are developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays. The new technology has applications in a variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care. Neural researchers …
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed Directly into Brain Cells

In a recent study published in the journal Neuron, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Hungtington’s disease; an inherited …
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