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epilepsy Bonn
2015-03-18 18:29:29

Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers under the guidance of the Institute of Cellular Neurosciences at the University of Bonn has discovered a new cause to explain the development of temporal lobe epilepsy: At an early stage, astrocytes are uncoupled from each other.

brain-like computing
2015-03-10 09:50:26

Computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality thanks to new research using optical fibres made of speciality glass.

brain in a jar
2015-03-10 09:14:05

By studying the brains of fruit flies in the laboratory, researchers at the University of California-Irvine have discovered the biological mechanics responsible for jet lag, the sleep disorder which affects travelers as they cross time zones on their journeys.

smells
2015-03-09 15:45:06

In a study that helps to deconstruct how olfaction is encoded in the brain, neuroscientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a type of neuron that appears to help tune, amplify and dampen neuronal responses to chemosensory inputs from the nasal cavity.

2015-03-03 08:36:37

CARDIFF, Calif., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NI Research (NIR) has released the March/April issue of NeuroPerspective,

2015-03-02 12:28:05

New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers

2015-02-18 20:22:52

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2015-02-17 16:26:13

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered a promising new approach to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).

'reset button' circadian clock
2015-02-08 09:03:18

The discovery of a new “reset” button for the brain’s master biological clock could eventually lead to new treatments for conditions like seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift and possibly even treat jet lag.


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Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

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...

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