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A Vital Pause: Neurons in the Brain’s Striatum May Help Regulate Response to Unexpected Stimuli
A Vital Pause: Neurons in the Brain’s Striatum May Help Regulate Response to Unexpected Stimuli
News   May 10, 2018

The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the difference between avoiding a speeding vehicle or getting hit by it.

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Prevented: Simple solution saves sound sensing cells
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Prevented: Simple solution saves sound sensing cells
News   May 09, 2018

Study sheds light on how noise-induced hearing loss happens and shows how a simple injection of a salt- or sugar-based solution into the middle ear may preserve hearing.

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Biochemically Altered Myelin Triggers MS, Not Autoimmune Attack
Biochemically Altered Myelin Triggers MS, Not Autoimmune Attack
News   May 09, 2018

Study challenges conventional thinking about the cause of multiple sclerosis.

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Mind the Gap: Mice and Rats rely on different synaptic connections in their hypothalamus
Mind the Gap: Mice and Rats rely on different synaptic connections in their hypothalamus
News   May 08, 2018

The unexpected discovery gives the researchers a new model for studying the role of gap junctions in the brain.

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How do we Make Sense of a Blurry Scene
How do we Make Sense of a Blurry Scene
News   May 08, 2018

Researchers investigated top-down processing of degraded visual information with an artificial neural network that translates human brain activity as participants view blurry and progressively sharper images.

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UCL Technology Fund and UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund Invest in Cell Therapy Company Glialign
UCL Technology Fund and UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund Invest in Cell Therapy Company Glialign
News   May 05, 2018

The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF), UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), alongside support from Innovate UK, have invested in UCL spinout company Glialign Ltd, which is developing a novel cell therapy for peripheral nerve repair.

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Anti-Alcoholism Drug on the Horizon?
Anti-Alcoholism Drug on the Horizon?
News   May 04, 2018

Scientists have successfully tested in animals a drug that, they say, may one day help block the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that incessantly coax people with alcoholism to drink. If eventually brought to market, it could help many around the world who suffer from alcoholism stay sober.

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Crocodiles Listen to Classical Music in MRI Scanner
Crocodiles Listen to Classical Music in MRI Scanner
News   May 04, 2018

Imaging technology has been successfully deployed to record activities of a reptilian brain for the first time.

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Do As Others Do: Brain circuit helps us learn by watching others
Do As Others Do: Brain circuit helps us learn by watching others
News   May 04, 2018

Scientists map circuit responsible for observational learning in mice.

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'Hibernation in a Dish' Shows How Animals Adapt to the Cold
'Hibernation in a Dish' Shows How Animals Adapt to the Cold
News   May 04, 2018

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation. Their findings could be a step to extending storage of human donor tissues awaiting transplantation

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