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Animal Brains Could Help AI Wash the Dishes
News   Aug 22, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains. Neuroscientists are hoping that lessons from neuroscience can help the next generation of artificial intelligence overcome some particularly difficult barriers.

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Studying Cells’ “Self-eating” Could Help Create New Dementia Drugs
News   Aug 22, 2019

A team from the University of Plymouth has shed light on the mechanisms behind cell "self-eating" and how it progresses. They hope that this information could be used to direct efforts towards new treatment for dementia.

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Gene Therapy for Niemann-Pick Type a Diseases Moves Forward
News   Aug 22, 2019

Research shows that gene replacement therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease is safe for use in nonhuman primates and has therapeutic effects in mice.

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Pomegranate Juice During Pregnancy May Improve Brain Development
News   Aug 21, 2019

Clinical researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect. Now, researchers present their preliminary findings from a clinical trial of expectant mothers whose babies were diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).

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Aggressive Brain Tumour Could Be Diagnosed With Simple Blood Test
News   Aug 21, 2019

New research by Sussex scientists could be the first step towards developing a blood test to diagnose the most aggressive type of brain tumour, known as Glioblastoma.

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The Multi-tasking Protein Behind Neuropathic Pain
News   Aug 21, 2019

Researchers from Japan's Osaka University have made an important leap in our understanding of how chronic pain conditions develop. In a new study, the team explains how a protein previously implicated in neuron growth and cell adhesion is also critical for the development of pain sensitization.

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Remembering Is Important, but Forgetting Is Important, Too
News   Aug 21, 2019

In a new study, scientists report that halting production of synaptotagmin 17 (syt-17) blocks growth of axons.

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Poor Air Quality Associates With Psychiatric Disorder Risk
News   Aug 21, 2019

A new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Brain Games Can Extend "Cognitive Youth" Into Old Age
News   Aug 20, 2019

A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior.

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Eyeball-skipping Electrode Could Aid the Blind
News   Aug 20, 2019

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain.

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