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Stress Hormone Helps Control Brain Cells' Circadian Rhythm
News   Nov 11, 2019

A new study shows how the stress hormone corticosterone helps to control the brain’s circadian rhythm in rats.

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GW Pharmaceuticals Receives Positive NICE Recommendation for EPIDYOLEX (Cannabidiol)
News   Nov 11, 2019

GW Pharmaceuticals plc announces that two of its medicines, EPIDYOLEX (cannabidiol) oral solution and Sativex (nabiximols), have been recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to receive routine reimbursement from NHS England.

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What Your Friends' Brains Look Like When They Think of You
News   Nov 08, 2019

If you ever wondered what’s going on in your friends’ brains when they think about you, new research may provide a clue. It turns out that the brain activity patterns found in your friends’ brains when they consider your personality traits may be remarkably similar to what is found in your brain when you think of yourself, the study suggests.

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The Self-cannibalizing Mitochondria at the Origin of ALS
News   Nov 08, 2019

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the brain that could explain the development of early stages of neurodegeneration that is seen in diseases such as ALS, which affects voluntary muscle movement such as walking and talking.

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Machine Learning Harnessed To Build Map of the Connectome
News   Nov 08, 2019

Scientists have developed a machine learning model that allows scientists to reconstruct neuronal circuitry by measuring signals from the neurons themselves.

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Can We Change the Structure of Our Brain Just by Thinking?
News   Nov 08, 2019

In a recently published study, researchers demonstrated that after just one hour’s training with a Brain Computer Interface (BCI), significant changes could be detected in test subjects,’ brains, meaning that training with the BCI also has direct repercussions on the neuronal structure and function of the brain.

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Memory
News   Nov 08, 2019

Researchers have focused in on neuronal circuits involved in memory, aiming to better understand the mechanisms of plasticity in the brain.

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Unexpected Finding Could Lead to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Treatment
News   Nov 08, 2019

An unexpected finding from the Scripps Research laboratory of Xiang-Lei Yang, PhD, has illuminated a potential strategy for treating the inherited neurological disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), for which there is no approved medicine today.

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Does Parkinson's Begin in the Gut or the Brain? Or Both?
News   Nov 08, 2019

Scientists have hypothesized that Parkinson’s disease can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first and brain-first.

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Sugar-coating Proteins May Help Understand Brain Disease
News   Nov 07, 2019

Researchers, led by Professor Daan van Aalten in the University’s School of Life Sciences, have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. There are over 20,000 proteins in every human cell and approximately 20% of these contain O-GlcNAc.

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