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Low Levels of Alcohol Good for the Brain, According to a New Study
Low Levels of Alcohol Good for the Brain, According to a New Study
News   Feb 02, 2018

A new study shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Hippocampal Cells Fire When The Animal is in a Threatening Environment, Signal Anxiety
Hippocampal Cells Fire When The Animal is in a Threatening Environment, Signal Anxiety
News   Feb 01, 2018

Neuroscientists have found, in mice, that certain cells in the hippocampus fire when the animal is anxious, triggering anxiety-related behaviors

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Womens' Working Memory Suffers From Pulling an All-Nighter
Womens' Working Memory Suffers From Pulling an All-Nighter
News   Feb 01, 2018

A team of sleep scientists demonstrate that acute sleep loss impacts working memory differently in women and men.

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Sparse 'Active-Zone-Like' Release Sites for Dopamine Discovered
Sparse 'Active-Zone-Like' Release Sites for Dopamine Discovered
News   Feb 01, 2018

Researchers have for the first time identified the molecular machinery responsible for the secretion of dopamine in the brain.

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Thoracic Spinal Cord Injuries: MRI shows sensory neurons are preserved in 50% of cases
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injuries: MRI shows sensory neurons are preserved in 50% of cases
News   Jan 31, 2018

Researchers find surviving sensory nerve connections in areas of no sensation in 50% of people living with complete thoracic spinal cord injuries.

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Could Klotho Protein Prevent Aging And Cognitive Decline in Dementia?
Could Klotho Protein Prevent Aging And Cognitive Decline in Dementia?
News   Jan 31, 2018

Neuroscientists ask, could klotho become a therapy for humans to improve brain health and protect against aging and disease?

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Distinct Circuits in the Lateral Vestibular Nucleus Maintain Balance
Distinct Circuits in the Lateral Vestibular Nucleus Maintain Balance
News   Jan 31, 2018

Researchers describe how a region of the brain called the lateral vestibular nucleus (LVN) is key to maintaining balance and keeping the body on its feet after experiencing a disturbance.

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Taking Neuroscience Over The Edge: Exploring the brain's readiness potential prior to a bungee jump
Taking Neuroscience Over The Edge: Exploring the brain's readiness potential prior to a bungee jump
News   Jan 30, 2018

Scientists have for the first time succeeded in measuring the brain's readiness potential before a bungee jump

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Tickling the Brain: Research shows low-intensity electrical stimulation improves verbal memory
Tickling the Brain: Research shows low-intensity electrical stimulation improves verbal memory
News   Jan 30, 2018

Researchers find tickling the brain with low-intensity electrical stimulation in a specific area can improve verbal short-term memory.

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Pavlovian Influence: We trust strangers that look like people we know
Pavlovian Influence: We trust strangers that look like people we know
News   Jan 30, 2018

Our trust in strangers is dependent on their resemblance to others we’ve previously known, finds a new study by a team of psychology researchers.

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