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UCI Researchers Uncover Evidence of Restored Vision in Rats Following Cell Transplant
UCI Researchers Uncover Evidence of Restored Vision in Rats Following Cell Transplant
News   Nov 05, 2018

“Detailed visual cortical responses generated by retinal sheet transplants in rats with severe retinal degeneration.”

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The Reasons for Hemispheric Dominance in the Brain
The Reasons for Hemispheric Dominance in the Brain
News   Nov 05, 2018

The mechanisms are much more complex than hitherto assumed.

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Genetic Network Linked to Autism
Genetic Network Linked to Autism
News   Nov 04, 2018

Donnelly Centre researchers have uncovered a genetic network linked to autism using a non-biased CRISPR screen. The findings will facilitate developing new therapies for this common neurological disorder.

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Breakthrough in Childhood Brain Cancer
Breakthrough in Childhood Brain Cancer
News   Nov 02, 2018

Scientists led by Newcastle University have been able to identify the group of children needing more intensive, aggressive chemotherapy for the most common form of brain cancer.

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Overactive Brain Signaling Leads to High Blood Pressure
Overactive Brain Signaling Leads to High Blood Pressure
News   Nov 02, 2018

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is suggested to be one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. The process in which high blood pressure causes heart disease is not completely understood. Now, researchers have found that high blood pressure caused by specific signalling from the brain promotes heart disease by altering stem cells with the bone marrow.

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Microscopy Reveals Serotonin Receptor in Action
Microscopy Reveals Serotonin Receptor in Action
News   Nov 02, 2018

Using Nobel Prize-winning microscope technology,researchers studied serotonin as it interacted with its receptor. Their images show serotonin attaching to the receptor and twisting open the channel. Open channels allow molecules to travel from outside the cell to inside. The new study highlights distinct conformations of the serotonin receptor that would make a cell more or less permeable to certain molecules - a key insight for drug developers.

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Machines That Learn Language More Like Kids Do
Machines That Learn Language More Like Kids Do
News   Nov 02, 2018

Children learn language by observing their environment and connecting the dots between what they see and hear. In computing, learning language is the task of parsers, trained on sentences annotated by humans that describe the structure and meaning behind words. But the annotations may not reflect how people naturally speak. New research describes a parser that learns by observing captioned videos, and associating the words with recorded objects and actions, to mimic the way children learn.

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Cocaine Adulterant May Cause Brain Damage
Cocaine Adulterant May Cause Brain Damage
News   Nov 02, 2018

People who regularly take cocaine cut with the animal anti-worming agent levamisole demonstrate impaired cognitive performance and a thinned prefrontal cortex.

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Making Sense of Brainwaves
Making Sense of Brainwaves
News   Nov 02, 2018

A new statistical tool for collectively analyzing large sets of brainwaves promises to accelerate neurofunctional research.

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Animal Movement Controlled by Gut Bacteria
Animal Movement Controlled by Gut Bacteria
News   Nov 01, 2018

Research suggests that bacteria may regulate neuronal circuits behind movement in flies.

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