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Immune Reactions in Pregnant Mice Trigger Permanent Changes in Juvenile Brains

The immune response to viral infection during pregnancy affects the development of the unborn offspring, a new study in mice reveals.
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MIT Scientists Develop a Method To Control Muscles Using Light

A new optogenetic technique could offer better muscle control and less fatigue for people who use neuroprosthetic systems.
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Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline During Aging

University of Queensland research has found exercise can help prevent or slow cognitive decline during aging.
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Altered States of Consciousness Associated With Meditation Are More Common Than Expected

According to research, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and other practices can foster altered states of consciousness.
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Fruit Flies Use a Simple and Efficient System To Recognize Odors

New research may have uncovered how insects can decipher the meaning of complex odor mixtures around them to locate food, seek potential mates and avoid predators.
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Early Brain Scans for Babies Mitigate Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Non-invasive brain scans for children under the age of one could identify risk factors and reduce the potential for stroke later in life, say researchers at the University of South Australia.
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Ketamine’s Molecular Action on Brain Network Function

New research addresses a gap in understanding how ketamine’s impact on individual neurons leads to pervasive and profound changes in brain network function.
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Exercise Encourages Neuron Growth and Helps Mice Forget Addictive Memories

Increased neuron growth in the hippocampus through exercise or genetic approaches helps mice forget strong, maladaptive memories, raising the promise of new PTSD or drug addiction treatments.
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How Do Specific Brain Circuits Regulate Emotional Responses? New Study Provides Answers

Understanding the specific brain circuits that regulate emotional responses could offer new treatment avenues for major depressive disorder.
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CRISPR Method Rapidly Examines Cellular Drivers of Neurological Diseases

A new CRISPR screening method offers a look into the "black box" of the brain in neurological disorders, potentially uncovering new therapeutic targets and treatments.
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