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The 'Mandela Effect' and How Your Mind is Playing Tricks on you
The 'Mandela Effect' and How Your Mind is Playing Tricks on you
News   Feb 13, 2018

Have you ever been convinced that something is a particular way only to discover you’ve remembered it all wrong?

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Increased Glutamate Imaged in Addiction Areas of the Brains of Alcoholics
Increased Glutamate Imaged in Addiction Areas of the Brains of Alcoholics
News   Feb 13, 2018

Scientists researching neurochemical changes associated with alcohol addiction found that the neurotransmitter glutamate plays a role in some alcohol cravings.

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Modulating Neuroplasticity in the Dorsomedial Striatum Controls Alcohol Intake
Modulating Neuroplasticity in the Dorsomedial Striatum Controls Alcohol Intake
News   Feb 13, 2018

Research indicates that alcohol-seeking behavior may be induced by altering the strength of connections between particular neurons.

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Molecular Traits Shared Between Autism, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Molecular Traits Shared Between Autism, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
News   Feb 12, 2018

Molecular pathology showed significant overlap between distinct disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, but also specificity, with major depression showing molecular changes not seen in the other disorders.

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Gene Therapy Viruses Engineered to Cross the Blood Brain Barrier
Gene Therapy Viruses Engineered to Cross the Blood Brain Barrier
News   Feb 12, 2018

Engineered AAV strain efficiently enters the brain to deliver its therapeutic payload.

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Cannabinoids Are Easier on the Brain Than Booze, Study Finds
Cannabinoids Are Easier on the Brain Than Booze, Study Finds
News   Feb 12, 2018

The research was published in the journal Addiction.

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How the Brain Integrates Sensory Information to Construct its View of the World
How the Brain Integrates Sensory Information to Construct its View of the World
News   Feb 12, 2018

In two separate papers published in Neuron and Nature, researchers show that the posterior parietal cortex contributes to the merging of signals from different sensory modalities, as well the formation of memories about the history of recent stimuli.

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Critical Gene Activity Follows a Daily Biological Clock
Critical Gene Activity Follows a Daily Biological Clock
News   Feb 09, 2018

These findings could impact everything from the way assays are conducted in the lab to the instructions patients are given on how often and when to take their medicine.

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Scientists Develop a ‘Third Eye’ to Examine Stem Cells
Scientists Develop a ‘Third Eye’ to Examine Stem Cells
News   Feb 09, 2018

Scientists have designed a method for marking dividing stem cells with three different labels. The new method will increase the accuracy and speed of stem cell division analysis and reveal new populations of stem cells.

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Hippocampus Drives Feed-Forward Inhibitory Fear Circuit
Hippocampus Drives Feed-Forward Inhibitory Fear Circuit
News   Feb 09, 2018

Neuroscientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that regulates the return of traumatic memories and fear.

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