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A team has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts. This is new, because until now there has been no method to measure thoughts.READ MORE
Researchers have now developed a way to image up to five different molecule types at a time, by measuring each signal from random, distinct locations throughout a cell.READ MORE
A new paper details a method of characterizing every cell in the cornea using an approach known as single-cell RNA sequence analysis to answer questions about the cornea's healing process.READ MORE
A new high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy study shows how the Chinese tarantula stinger quickly locks voltage sensors on sodium channels, the tiny pores on cell membranes that create electrical currents and generate signals to operate nerves and muscles. This discovery provides a molecular template for future structure-based drug design of pain therapeutics.READ MORE
A research team has discovered a connection between the intestinal flora and sites of inflammation in the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis. A specific class of immune cell plays a central role in this newly identified gut-brain axis. The discovery could pave the way for new treatments for MS that target the intestinal flora.
The research, carried out using a wearable cuff, provides a new method for monitoring movements in babies, and new insights into how babies' reflexes - like kicking - develop. These insights and the cuff could also be used to spot early signs of motor disorders such as cerebral palsy.
A convolutional neural network is a type of artificial neural network in which the neurons are organized into receptive fields in a very similar way to neurons in the visual cortex of a biological brain. A new study examines the phenomenon of visual illusions in convolutional networks compared to their effect on human visionREAD MORE
While medical advances in life quality have increased the life expectancy of people with Down’s syndrome, up to 90 percent develop Alzheimer’s disease if they live long enough.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered the mechanism of action by which abnormal proteins unleash the inherent, normally latent, toxicity of a natural protein in neurons, causing defects in dendrites.READ MORE
Zebra finches have been shown to pick one another out of a crowd (or flock) based on a particular peer's distinct song or contact call.READ MORE