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What Happens in the Brain During Amnesia?

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Memory’s absence, amnesia, has profound implications for brain function and has been recognized as a neurological disorder for centuries. The neural underpinnings of amnesia remain a contentious and hotly debated topic. This article will examine these debates and the remaining challenges involved in understanding the neurobiological basis of amnesia.

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Opinionated Science Episode 15: COVID-19 and the Brain: Investigating the “Silent Wave”

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On this episode, the team will discuss how the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects our brain. This podcast will untangle the disparate effects involved, covering everything from a subdued sense of smell to serious brain inflammation and damage.

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Could Overcrowded Cells Kickstart Neurodegeneration?

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An ambitious new research project powered by hitherto inaccessible techniques is investigating whether a crowded cellular environment might have a role to play in the origin of neurodegeneration.

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The Antibody Revolution in Neuroscience

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The use of immune molecules called antibodies in neuroscience research has revolutionized research. Download this infographic to discover how antibodies are used in neuroscience and how improvements in antibody usage can help forge a robust, reproducible future for the field.

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5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Alzheimer’s Research

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News of research into the progressive dementia Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often makes for grim reading. But this doesn’t mean significant progress hasn’t been made. To mark World Alzheimer’s Day 2020, we have highlighted five areas of AD research which have seen notable advances.

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Evidence for a DNA Methylation Signature of ASD in Cord Blood
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A new study led by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found a distinct DNA methylation signature in the cord blood of newborns who were eventually diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This signature mark spanned DNA regions and genes linked to early fetal neurodevelopment. The findings may hold clues for early diagnosis and intervention.

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State-of-the-Art AI Methods Used To Study Alzheimer’s
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A massive problem like Alzheimer's disease --which affects nearly 50 million people worldwide--requires bold solutions. New funding expected to total $17.8 million, awarded to USC's Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging Informatics Institute and its collaborators, is one key piece of that puzzle.

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Like Humans, Aging Chimpanzees Value Friendship and Company
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Old friends get together to relax, share meals, and trust and support each other. In the latter part of life, these friendships are highly valued. Recent research shows this happens in chimpanzees as well as humans.

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Is Learning Impacted by Indoor Environment?
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In the analysis published in Indoor Air, the team looked at indoor air, thermal, acoustic, and lighting conditions. The collected evidence from 21 studies showed that the indoor environmental quality can contribute to the quality of learning.

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Why Low Oxygen Damages the Brain
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Brain cell dysfunction in low oxygen is, surprisingly, caused by the very same responder system that is intended to be protective, according to a new published study by a team of researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Major Step Toward Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy
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Babies born with a faulty maternal copy of the UBE3A gene will develop Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder with no cure and limited treatments. Now, for the first time, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine show that gene editing and gene therapy techniques can be used to restore UBE3A in human neuron cultures and treat deficits in an animal model of Angelman syndrome.

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Personalized Medicine Model Aiming To Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases
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To learn more about the PANDIS model, its aims, and how it can be used to help diagnose and treat patients suffering from a range of conditions spanning from cancers to “mystery chronic diseases”, Technology Networks spoke with PANDIS’s founders, Professor Gilles Guillemin and Catherine Stace.

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What Does COVID-19 Do to the Nervous System?
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The first widespread reports that SARS-CoV-2 might be affecting our nervous system were quite innocuous. But over the following months, reports of far more severe neurological side effects emerged. In this article, we take a look at the neurological symptoms of COVID-19.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AI Bridges Multiple Sclerosis Patients to Relevant Clinical Trials
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Clinical trials are a significant milestone in the development of innovative drugs and therapies for people diagnosed with different medical conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS). In this article, we examine how technology can make it easier for people to find and enroll on clinical trials.

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Pushing the Envelope: Subcellular and High-Throughput Cell Imaging
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As microscopes have improved, so too has their resolution and their ability to image cellular substructure, even down to the single-molecule level. Researchers can now investigate the carefully orchestrated trafficking and interaction of organelles, cargo, and biomolecules that sustain cellular life.

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What's the Physiological Relevance? A Profile of Oded Rechavi
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A profile piece exploring the life and career of the molecular biologist Professor Oded Rechavi.

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