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Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study.READ MORE
A new study suggests that the nucleus reuniens may be responsible for coordinating activity between the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, helping to build memories whilst we sleep.READ MORE
A new study has proposed an alternative model for how we localize sound, with the hopes this could be applied to improve sound direction restoration by hearing aids.READ MORE
A new wearable 'bike helmet' style brain scanner, that allows natural movement during scanning, has been used in a study with young children for the first time. This marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in childhood.
Researchers have found that genes linked to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental brain abnormalities may be playing a role in people who cannot control their eye movements.READ MORE
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, for the first time ever, have achieved patch-clamp studies of an elusive part of mammalian myelinated nerves called the Nodes of Ranvier. At the nodes, they found unexpected potassium channels that give the myelinated nerve the ability to propagate nerve impulses at very high frequencies and with high conduction speeds along the nerve.READ MORE
Researchers have reported the development and application of new imaging methods that have provided a higher resolution view of the internal structure of normal and diseased retinal cilia.READ MORE
A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread—or metastasis—to the brain, has been identified by researchers. The protein, CEMIP, will now be a focus of efforts to predict, prevent and treat brain metastases, which are a frequent cause of cancer deaths.
Circadian clocks coordinate the organism to the alternating cycles of day and night. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have studied how these clocks work in polar regions where days or nights can last for weeks.