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Scientists hunt down origin of Huntington's disease in the brain
News   Apr 29, 2014

The gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease in mice.

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Study shows astrocytes hold keys to brain organization and disease
News   Apr 29, 2014

Scientists studying brain diseases may need to look beyond nerve cells and start paying attention to the star-shaped cells known as “astrocytes,” because they play specialized roles in the development and maintenance of nerve circuits and may contribute to a wide range of disorders, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.

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Brain tumor cells penetrated by tiny, degradable particles carrying genetic instructions
News   Apr 29, 2014

Working together, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons report that they have created tiny, biodegradable "nanoparticles" able to carry DNA to brain cancer cells in mice.

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Bioengineers create circuit board modeled on the human brain
News   Apr 29, 2014

Stanford bioengineers have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing.

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Research sees overlap in altered genes found in schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability
News   Apr 29, 2014

In research published April 28 in Molecular Psychiatry, a multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology.

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Switching on one-shot learning in the brain
News   Apr 28, 2014

Most of the time, we learn only gradually, incrementally building connections between actions or events and outcomes. But there are exceptions--every once in a while, something happens and we immediately learn to associate that stimulus with a result.

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Channel Makeover Bioengineered to Switch Off Neurons
News   Apr 28, 2014

Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research funded by the National Institutes of Health adds the same level of control over turning neurons off that, until now, had been limited to turning them on.

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Zinc supplementation shows promise in reducing cell stress after blasts
News   Apr 28, 2014

Each year, approximately 2 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur in the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number includes troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, for whom TBI is considered an invisible wound of war, one that has few successful treatments.

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Connection Found Between Gene Mutation, Key Symptoms of Autism
News   Apr 27, 2014

Scientists have known that abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder. However, the relationship between the two has not been well understood.

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Seeking causes of hyperactivity
News   Apr 27, 2014

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly.  Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell.

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