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After analyzing the brains of rats, scientists found that ingesting large amounts of dietary salt can interfere with a process that helps maintain healthy arterial blood pressure, and it does this by reprogramming the brain. (Yikes!)
Those of us with little patience may not have enough serotonin in our brains, as a new study in the journal Current Biology has linked the neurotransmitter to increased ability to wait in lab mice.
Researchers have discovered a new system which signals fullness, and may allow viruses to enter nervous system via a direct gut-brain connection.
Swiss scientists were able to track the chemical signals neurons send to each across junctions called synapses by using a combination of genetic and light techniques – called “optogenetics”.
The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. In the journal Neuron, scientists describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.
Dopamine is probably best known as the neurotransmitter that brings us happiness, contentment or pleasure, but new research has shown that dopamine also plays a role in cognitive tasks.
TAU researchers develop groundbreaking wireless material capable of sparking neuronal activity in response to light.
Scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have implaneted human brain cells to create a part-human “supermouse.” The modified mouse is said to be four times as smart as a normal mouse.
A spinal cord injury can be devastating and life-changing - currently with little hope for full recovery. However, new research from a large team of North American scientists has shown promise for a compound known as intracellular sigma peptide (ISP), according to a report in the journal Nature.
Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...