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Neuro-Cognitive Computer Models Make Reading More Efficient

Researchers from the University of Cologne have discovered that a combination of computer modelling, a novel training approach, and artificial intelligence improves reading performance when learning languages.
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Nerve Cells in the Human Neocortex Are Wired Differently Than in Mice

Contrary to previous assumptions, nerve cells in the human neocortex are wired differently than in mice – human neurons communicate in one direction.
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Study Identifies Genetic Roots of PTSD

Findings from the largest genetic study of PTSD to date could help explain why only some people develop the condition after experiencing trauma.
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Mobilizing Microglia in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Recently approved Alzheimer's drugs work by tagging amyloid plaques for clearance by the brain's microglia. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers are developing an alternative approach, using a homemade antibody to directly mobilize microglia.
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How Brain Cells Coordinate Storage of Short-Term Memory

Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered how brain cells responsible for working memory–the type required to remember a phone number long enough to dial it–coordinate intentional focus and short-term storage of information.
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Cannabinols Show Neuroprotective Properties in Fruit Flies

Salk scientists observe cannabinol's neuroprotective properties in fruit flies and identify cannabinol analogs that could serve as promising future therapeutics for traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.
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Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Linked to Elevated Health Risks

Antipsychotic use in people with dementia is associated with elevated risks of a wide range of serious adverse outcomes including stroke, blood clots, heart attack, heart failure, fracture, pneumonia, and acute kidney injury, compared with non-use.
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AI Method Accelerates Drug Discovery for Parkinson’s 10-Fold, Study Finds

University of Cambridge researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to speed up the screening of new drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease.
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Following Cellular Lineage in the Human Forebrain

A group of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine led an investigation that offers new insight into the development of the human forebrain.
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Alzheimer’s Starts Earlier and Progresses Faster in People With Down Syndrome

A new study revealed that Alzheimer's disease starts earlier and progresses faster in people with Down syndrome, which could have important implications for their treatment and care.
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