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Fruit Flies Use a Simple and Efficient System To Recognize Odors

New research may have uncovered how insects can decipher the meaning of complex odor mixtures around them to locate food, seek potential mates and avoid predators.
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Early Brain Scans for Babies Mitigate Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Non-invasive brain scans for children under the age of one could identify risk factors and reduce the potential for stroke later in life, say researchers at the University of South Australia.
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Ketamine’s Molecular Action on Brain Network Function

New research addresses a gap in understanding how ketamine’s impact on individual neurons leads to pervasive and profound changes in brain network function.
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Exercise Encourages Neuron Growth and Helps Mice Forget Addictive Memories

Increased neuron growth in the hippocampus through exercise or genetic approaches helps mice forget strong, maladaptive memories, raising the promise of new PTSD or drug addiction treatments.
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How Do Specific Brain Circuits Regulate Emotional Responses? New Study Provides Answers

Understanding the specific brain circuits that regulate emotional responses could offer new treatment avenues for major depressive disorder.
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CRISPR Method Rapidly Examines Cellular Drivers of Neurological Diseases

A new CRISPR screening method offers a look into the "black box" of the brain in neurological disorders, potentially uncovering new therapeutic targets and treatments.
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Increased Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Associated With Neurobehavioral Issues in Infants

In a new study, researchers from the University of Florida investigate the link between fluoride exposure in pregnancy and neurobehavioral issues in infants.
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How Does the Brain Recognize Emotions?

The Genetics of Cognition research group has discovered a brain network present in animals and humans which allows to recognize others’ emotions.
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With Dialogue, Different Nature Values Can Still Lead to Sustainability

Recognizing and respecting the different ways nature is valued can enable better environmental decision-making, according to new research.
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Scientists Discover What’s Happening Inside a Sleepwalker’s Brain

Many adults will experience at least one episode of sleepwalking in their lives, but what is happening inside the brain during these episodes is yet to be uncovered. Researchers have offered insight into this sleep behavior in their recent study.