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"Frankenfish" Simulations Explore Brain Swapping
News   Mar 25, 2020

Researchers have computationally modeled the various brains and bodies of a species of weakly electric fish to successfully simulate “fish brain transplants”.

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Skilful Squid Can Edit Their Own Genetic Instructions
News   Mar 24, 2020

A new study published in Nucleic Acid Research outlines the discovery that squid are able to "edit" their messenger RNA (mRNA) to an astonishing degree – several orders of magnitude more than humans.

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Could Loss of Smell and Taste Be a Symptom of Coronavirus?
News   Mar 24, 2020

Whilst the classic symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, persistent dry cough, shortness of breath – are now drummed into anyone following the spread of this novel coronavirus, a potential new symptom has begun to be reported by medical experts – a loss of smell or taste.

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Can the Brain Recover After a Second Stroke?
News   Mar 24, 2020

Research using virtual lesions suggests that the right hemisphere plays a constructive role in maintenance of function following repeated strokes.

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Striatal Function Could Be Schizophrenia Biomarker
News   Mar 24, 2020

Abnormal striatal function can be a promising biomarker for the diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response, according to a new study.

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Researchers Identify the Neurons Controlling Non-REM Sleep
News   Mar 24, 2020

New work in mice has found that a widely distributed network of neurotensinergic neurons regulates non-REM sleep, which also implicates a critical role of the neuropeptide neurotensin.

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Stem Cells and Nerves Interact in Tissue Regeneration and Cancer Progression
News   Mar 24, 2020

A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has published two studies that elucidate how stem cells promote neuronal growth in tissue regeneration and in cancer progression.

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A New Drug May Be Able to Ease the Side Effects of Medication Against Severe Depression
News   Mar 23, 2020

The substance named Lu AF60097 may help reduce side effects from tricyclic antidepressants in those with severe depression.

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Childhood Neurodegenerative Disorder Identified for the First Time
News   Mar 23, 2020

A new study has for the first time uncovered a neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy.

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Immune Reaction Is "Fuel to the Fire" of Alzheimer's Disease
News   Mar 23, 2020

An immune reaction in the brain seems to play a major role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. In a way, it "adds fuel to the fire" and apparently causes an inflammation that, in a sense, keeps kindling itself. The study has now been published in the journal Cell Reports.

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