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Blood Pressure Drug May Help Ease Anxiety Induced by Long-term Heavy Alcohol Use
News   Dec 11, 2019

A new study suggests that a drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety caused by long-term heavy alcohol use, and may also halt the damage such drinking can cause to the brain’s ability to grow new cells.

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Why Doesn't Deep Brain Stimulation Work for Everyone?
News   Dec 11, 2019

A study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help explain why the effects of deep-brain stimulation can vary so much - and points the way toward improving the treatment.

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Alzheimer's Drug Shows Anti-aging Potential in Mouse Brains
News   Dec 11, 2019

Researchers have discovered how two experimental Alzheimer’s drugs can protect the brains of mice from other aspects of aging.

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Reading Words in Our Brainwaves Could Restore Speech
News   Dec 11, 2019

New research suggests that it is possible to identify different words from neural activity patterns, which could be used to restore lost speech.

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First-of-a-Kind In Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model Developed
News   Dec 11, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain and these networks work.

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An Unexpected Source of Misinformation – It's You
News   Dec 10, 2019

Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics - it's you.

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How Playing the Drums Changes the Brain
News   Dec 10, 2019

People who play drums regularly for years have differences in their brain structure and function compared to unmusical people, according to new research.

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How Would a Monkey Take a Penalty Kick? The Answer at Last
News   Dec 10, 2019

Neuroscientists have shown in a study with rhesus monkeys that two different nerve cell types in the same brain area are responsible for the directional decision-making process.

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Molecular Clues to the Link Between ALS and Type 2 Diabetes
News   Dec 10, 2019

New research has exposed a link between immunoglobulins in the blood and the common occurrence of Type 2 diabetes in patients with ALS.

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Altered Hand Movements May Be Signs of Sport-related Concussions
News   Dec 10, 2019

Certain nonverbal hand movements could be a diagnostic indicator for sport-related concussion, suggests a new study.

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