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Mitochondrial Map Helps Detail Hearing Circuits
News   Oct 10, 2019

Scientists have developed innovative new methods for imaging and reconstructing mitochondria at the synaptic level.

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Drug Abstinence Changes Gene Expression, Making Relapse More Likely
News   Oct 10, 2019

A new preclinical study by University at Buffalo researchers reveals the genetic basis of relapse, one of the most detrimental but poorly understood behaviors related to addiction.

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Brain Tissue Kept Alive for a Month on Microfluidic Device
News   Oct 10, 2019

Researchers in Japan have developed a new system for keeping tissue viable for long-term study once transferred from an animal to a culture medium. The new system uses a microfluidic device that can keep tissue from both drying out and from drowning in fluid. A proof-of-concept experiment showed that tissue explanted from the mouse brain remained viable after almost one month in culture.

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Cerebellum Has No Differences in Dyslexia, Suggests New Study
News   Oct 10, 2019

New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated, and addresses the role of the cerebellum in the disorder.

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Prenatal Stress Can Affect Baby's Brain
News   Oct 09, 2019

New research has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development.

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Dog Ownership Linked to Longer Life for Heart Attack Survivors
News   Oct 09, 2019

Researchers have found that dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors.

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Novel Treatment Strategies Could Help Combat the Opioid Crisis
News   Oct 09, 2019

Scientists working in the areas of health behavior, neuroscience, pain management and addiction are proposing novel treatment strategies that could help prevent abuse of opioids and other substances.

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Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Demyelinating Disease
News   Oct 09, 2019

A stem cell transplant reversed a debilitating neurological disease that causes half of the patients to go blind and lose the ability to walk five years after diagnosis. Most of the patients stayed better five years after the transplant and were able to avoid drug treatment that cost up to $500,000 yearly, reports a new study.

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CTE Risk Doubles After Three Years of Football
News   Oct 09, 2019

New findings from an analysis of 266 deceased former amateur and professional football players are the first to quantify the strength of the link between playing tackle football and developing CTE.

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It’s Finally Happened: First Case of Brexit-induced Psychosis Recorded in Medical Journal
News   Oct 08, 2019

It may surprise some of our British readers that it has taken this long, but the first case of Brexit-induced psychosis has been recognized in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Case Reports.

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