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The Route to Neuromorphic Computers
News   Jan 16, 2020

A new paper focuses on the operational functions needed to advance brain-inspired neuromorphic computing. It suggests that hybrid architectures composed of digital architectures, alongside a resurgence of analog architectures, made possible by memristors, which are resistors with memory that can process information directly where it is stored.

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Could Essential Tremor Be Caused by Overactive Brain Waves?
News   Jan 16, 2020

The source of essential tremor – a movement disorder that causes involuntary trembling of the hands, arms, and head – has been enigmatic, impeding the development of effective treatments. Now a new study suggests the tremors are caused by overactive brain waves at the base of the brain, raising the possibility of treating the disorder with neuromodulation to calm the oscillations.

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Why Some Dogs Have More Intense Coats Than Others
News   Jan 16, 2020

Geneticists have discovered that copy number variations may provide the answer as to why some dogs have more intense coat colors than others.

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How Zebra Finches Learn To Sing
News   Jan 16, 2020

A new study has revealed how young birds imitate the courtship songs of their fathers, including which aspects of the song are remembered overnight, and how sleep allows them to build upon their progress.

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"Poop Pills" Could Improve Mental Health Following Spinal Cord Injury
News   Jan 16, 2020

In a new study, researchers discovered that rats with spinal injuries experienced changes to their gut bacteria and a rise in anxiety-like behaviour. When rats with spinal injuries were given fecal transplants from healthy rats, their behaviour--and gut bacteria--remained normal.

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Ion Channel Finding Could Help Treat Angelman Syndrome Seizures
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers have identified a key mechanism underlying neuronal dysfunction in Angelman Syndrome, which could open up new avenues for treatment options.

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Connecting Fear and Reward in the Mammalian Brain
News   Jan 16, 2020

A new study has identified the population of brain cells key for learning not to feel fear, but also shows that these neurons help to encode feelings of reward.

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Faulty Norepinephrine Signaling Kicks Off Pathogenic Alzheimer's Cascade
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers have found that amyloid-beta oligomers hijack norepinephrine signaling at brain neurons; this knowledge could pave the way for potential treatment with a pre-existing drug.

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Concerns Over Mutations in Donors’ Stem Cells for Cancer Patients
News   Jan 16, 2020

A new study suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors’ stem cells may be passed on to cancer patients receiving stem cell transplants.

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Beware of Online Probiotic Health Benefit Claims
News   Jan 16, 2020

The public should be wary of searching for probiotic information online as most webpages originate from unreliable sources and the health-benefit claims are often not supported by robust scientific evidence.

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