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2012-06-07 08:46:47

New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.

2012-05-29 11:54:12

Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington’s disease (HD) by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.

2012-05-02 09:56:42

Scientists now have a better understanding of how precise memories are formed thanks to research led by Prof. Jean-Claude Lacaille of the University of Montreal's Department of Physiology.

2012-04-26 23:59:56

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

2012-04-11 22:15:58

No matter what novel objects we come to behold, our brains effortlessly take us from an initial "What's that?" to "Oh, that old thing" after a few casual encounters.

2012-03-21 14:04:30

Research at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) has demonstrated the novel expression of an ion channel in Purkinje cells – specialized neurons in the cerebellum, the area of the brain responsible for movement.

2012-01-04 08:56:59

Quite early in its development, the mammalian brain has all the raw materials on hand to forge complex neural networks.

2011-10-26 13:12:34

Bochum's neurobiologists have found that certain receptors for the neurotransmitter glutamate determine the architecture of nerve cells in the developing brain.

2011-09-21 19:44:41

A team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has succeeded in creating what amounts to a GPS system for locating and tracking a vital class of brain cells that until now has eluded comprehensive identification, particularly in living animals.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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