Asymmetric Neuronal Circuitry Underlies Visual Motion Processing

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Scientists have characterized the cortical areas that encode visual movement and reveal a striking asymmetry in how it is represented.

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Zika Virus Persists in Brain and Lymph Tissue for up to 72 Days

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Study using Rhesus monkeys describes how the Zika virus can hide from the body's immune system in brain and lymph tissue for up 72 days. And also describes the possible mechanism by which Zika causes microcephaly in gestating babies.

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Academic Redesigns FDA-Approved MabThera to Treat ALS

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Researchers have redesigned a portion of the FDA-apporved MabThera for better-targeted treatment of ALS.

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Brain Uses Novel RIP3K Signalling to Fight-Off West Nile Virus

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Researchers describe their findings that RIP3K is neuroprotective upon West Nile virus infection

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Seven Days in Science -26th May 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the world of science this week.

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Blood Brain Barrier Weakened by Intestinal Gut Bacteria

Blood Brain Barrier Weakened by Intestinal Gut Bacteria

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NIH study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy.

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Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons
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Brain scans and recordings of the parents’ daily interactions with their kids suggest fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters’ needs than fathers with toddler sons.

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Mechanisms Behind Sensory Deficits in Parkinson's Disease Uncovered
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Scientists at the Karolinska have performed in vivo electrophysiological characterizations of sensory responses to whisker twitches and reveal the sensory deficits observed in a Parkinson's model are rescued by L-DOPA, the most commonly prescribed Parkinson's Disease drug.

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Tau Protein Spread in Brains of Alzheimer's Disease Measured
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Karolinska Scientists map Alzheimer's disease progression to tau protein spread in PET imaging study.

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