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Vagus Nerve's Direct Link to the Brain's Learning Centers Revealed

Researchers have discovered a direct link between vagus nerve stimulation and the learning centers of the brain, a discovery that could lead to treatments to improve cognitive retention.
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Immunosuppressive Cocktail Helps Advance Stem Cells for Blindness

Treating blinding retinal disorders by delivering healthy, stem cell-derived photoreceptor cells could be aided by a cocktail of immunosuppressive drugs that enables the cells to integrate with the retina.
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Turning Back the Clock on ALS Cells Reveals New Mechanism

Researchers have identified a protein that displays pathological characteristics at an early stage of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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How Math Helps the Brain Sprint Then Stop

Mathematical models of the switch between behaviors (running to stopping) have helped researchers unpick the neurological pathways behind the process.
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Histamine-Producing Gut Microbes Can Trigger Flareups in Mouse Models of IBS

Researchers have discovered a gut bacterial ‘super-producer’ of histamine that can cause pain flare-ups in some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Harm From Blue Light Exposure Increases With Age

According to research, the damaging effects of daily, lifelong exposure to the blue light emanating from phones, computers and household fixtures worsen as a person ages.
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Your "Biological" Age May Reveal More About Your Healthy Lifespan

A study suggests that epigenetic age acceleration is associated with lower odds of living to be 90 years old and also being physically mobile and having intact mental function.
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No Link Found Between Gaming and Poor Mental Health

Societies may tremble when a hot new video game is released, but the hours spent playing popular video games do not appear to be damaging players’ mental health, according to the largest-ever survey of nearly 40,000 gamers and their gaming habits.
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The Unusual Mutation That Spared a Woman From Alzheimer's

Aliria Rosa Piedrahita de Villegas had a rare genetic mutation and should have died from Alzheimer’s disease in her 60s. Instead, she lived dementia-free into her 70s, and now her brain is yielding important clues about the pathology of dementia and possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
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The Origins of the Brain's Star Cell

A new study has mapped the pathway by which astrocytes – a subgroup of star-shaped brain cells – differentiate from neural stem cells.
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