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3D Electron Microscopy of Synapse Building
3D Electron Microscopy of Synapse Building
News   Aug 13, 2018

Using a technique called 3D electron microscopy, the authors determined that calcium channel α2δ-1 subunit promotes proper synapse development and structure.

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Digital Devices Make us More Distracted, Distant and Drained
Digital Devices Make us More Distracted, Distant and Drained
News   Aug 13, 2018

Even minor phone use during a meal with friends was enough to make the diners feel distracted and reduced their enjoyment of the experience, one study found

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Psychologists Identify Why We Believe Fake News
Psychologists Identify Why We Believe Fake News
News   Aug 13, 2018

Psychologists identify why we believe fake news and also offer some strategies to defend against it.

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Our Immune System Could Be at Fault in Glaucoma
Our Immune System Could Be at Fault in Glaucoma
News   Aug 13, 2018

A new study has found that glaucoma may in fact be an autoimmune disorder, with T cells responsible for the progressive retinal degeneration and retinal neuron attack.

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Targeting a Brain Mechanism Could Treat Aggression
Targeting a Brain Mechanism Could Treat Aggression
News   Aug 13, 2018

Neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior, potentially forming the basis for treating aggression in several psychiatric disorders.

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Can Psychedelic Drugs Heal?
Can Psychedelic Drugs Heal?
News   Aug 10, 2018

Psychologists explore potential benefits of hallucinogens for mental health disorders.

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Drugs in Development for Cancer May Also Fight Brain Diseases
Drugs in Development for Cancer May Also Fight Brain Diseases
News   Aug 10, 2018

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and some forms of frontotemporal degeneration, by halting the misplacement of specific proteins that affect nerve cells, according to new research.

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Bribing Bacteria to Play Nicely is Good for Everyone
Bribing Bacteria to Play Nicely is Good for Everyone
News   Aug 10, 2018

Salk Institute researchers report that giving mice dietary iron supplements enabled them to survive a normally lethal bacterial infection and resulted in later generations of those bacteria being less virulent.

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Neuroscientists Explore Pessimism
Neuroscientists Explore Pessimism
News   Aug 09, 2018

Neuroscientists have pinpointed a brain region that can generate this type of pessimistic mood

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Created Line Of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise
Created Line Of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise
News   Aug 09, 2018

Diverse neural stem cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells can be maintained for a long period of time.

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