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Study Reveals Expanding and Contracting Blood Vessels in Awake Mouse Brain

Researchers have, for the first time, visualized the full network of blood vessels across the cortex of awake mice, finding that blood vessels rhythmically expand and contract leading to “waves” washing across the surface of the brain.
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New 3D Model Shows How Neural Implants Alleviate Chronic Pain

A 3D model shows how implantable stimulators — the same kind used to treat chronic pain — can target neurons that control specific muscles to provide rehabilitation for people with neurological disorders.
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New Learning Model a "Game Changer" for Measuring Embryo Development

Research has shown that a new deep learning AI model can identify what happens and when during embryonic development, from video.
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Light Therapy Can Increase Brain Connectivity Following Injury

Low-level light therapy appears to affect healing in the brains of people who suffered significant brain injuries, according to a study published today.
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AI Successfully Simulates How the Human Brain Processes the Visual World

A research team has made a major stride in using AI to replicate how the brain organizes sensory information to make sense of the world, opening up new frontiers for virtual neuroscience.
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Smart Coating Reduces Weight Gain and Boosts Serotonin Levels in Antipsychotic Medications

Research from the University of South Australia shows that antipsychotics can be reformulated with a strategically engineered coating that not only mitigates unwanted weight gain but also boosts serotonin levels by more than 250%.
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Psilocybin Causes Feelings of “Oceanic Boundlessness”

A new study shows how psilocybin initiates hyperconnectivity in the brain, causing feelings of "oceanic boundlessness", providing insights into its potential use to treat psychiatric disorders.
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Researchers Identify Brain Network Linked to Stuttering

The research examines two different types of stuttering – developmental and acquired – to show a clear neural basis for the speech condition.
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Genetic Risk Factors for Autism Linked to Distinct Cellular Changes

A new single-cell study from the PsychENCODE initiative links genetic risk factors to cellular changes in ASD brains. The research, published in Science, provides insight on the potential causal mechanisms behind ASD.
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Researchers Discover “Off Switch” for Brain Cells Using Light

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have found that a new class of light-sensitive proteins are capable of turning off brain cells with light, offering scientists an unprecedentedly effective tool to investigate brain function.
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