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Navigating our Thoughts: Fundamental Principles of Thinking
Navigating our Thoughts: Fundamental Principles of Thinking
News   Nov 09, 2018

Researchers find evidence that our experiences and knowledge are oganized in the brain in a spatial fashion.

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Sensory Neurons Have a Role to Play in ALS Research
Sensory Neurons Have a Role to Play in ALS Research
News   Nov 09, 2018

Sensory neurons appear to be directly affected by two ALS-inducing factors, suggesting important roles for this neuronal subpopulation in ALS-related pathogenesis.

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Tiny Molecule Has Big Effect in Childhood Brain Cancer
Tiny Molecule Has Big Effect in Childhood Brain Cancer
News   Nov 08, 2018

A new study found that a molecule thousands of times smaller than a gene is able to kill medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer.

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Stroke of Genius: Drug Could Target Leading Cause in Young
Stroke of Genius: Drug Could Target Leading Cause in Young
News   Nov 08, 2018

A study led by researchers at the Centenary Institute has identified a drug currently used to treat cancer patients, as a potential treatment option for a leading cause of stroke in young people.

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Risk Factors for Schizophrenia Lie in Brain Network Organization
Risk Factors for Schizophrenia Lie in Brain Network Organization
News   Nov 08, 2018

A longitudinal study of 251 adolescents and young adults revealed alterations in brain network reorganization, which was correlated with the development of psychosis.

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Brain-derived Compounds Have Surprising Effect on Cancer Cells
Brain-derived Compounds Have Surprising Effect on Cancer Cells
News   Nov 07, 2018

A lab team led by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Andrew Schally at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and the University of Miami showed that a synthetic compound based on a brain hormone spurred the growth of cancer cells in Petri dishes but enigmatically had the opposite effect in mice.

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How Rats and Humans are Able to Actively Forget Distracting Memories
How Rats and Humans are Able to Actively Forget Distracting Memories
News   Nov 07, 2018

"Quite simply, the very act of remembering is a major reason why we forget, shaping our memory according to how it is used."

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How Ideas Go Viral in Academia
How Ideas Go Viral in Academia
News   Nov 07, 2018

The findings, published in the journal EPJ Data Science, show that it matters where an idea gets started.

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Compound Derived from Marijuana May Benefit Children with Epilepsy
Compound Derived from Marijuana May Benefit Children with Epilepsy
News   Nov 07, 2018

"Community debate about the use of CBD and access to this antiepileptic therapy has been heated."

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Adolescent Cannabis use Alters Development of Planning, Self-Control Brain Areas
Adolescent Cannabis use Alters Development of Planning, Self-Control Brain Areas
News   Nov 07, 2018

“Adolescence is a crucial time for fine-tuning the balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in the brain, which combine to control precise patterns of brain activity.”

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