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2015-04-05 09:42:33

Researchers have found a way to artificially link unrelated memories, and this development could lead to treatments for PTSD.

2015-02-09 23:02:32

Medal Recognizes the Development of Optogenetics and CLARITY, New Tools to Understand the Brain (PRWEB) February 09, 2015 The Foundation for the National

'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.

synapses
2014-12-26 13:51:56

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”.

Brain's Motor Areas Can Directly Turn Down Hearing
2014-09-02 03:06:42

When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking.

Scientists Find That Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery In Mice
2014-08-21 03:19:57

When investigators applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren't stimulated.

beating heart of a zebrafish embryo
2014-07-25 02:45:59

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish.

2014-07-07 10:16:35

Institute for Basic Science (IBS), the main organization of the International Science and Business Belt project in South Korea, has announced that a group of researchers, led by professor Won Do Heo, have developed a new technology in the field of optogenetics that can remotely control specific receptors by light.

Turning Memory Off And On In Rats To Aid Alzheimer's Research
2014-06-02 14:18:58

A new study is focusing on the manipulation of memory in the hopes that cognitive diseases can be identified and treated. As is the case with many brain studies, the subjects the researchers are focusing on are genetically engineered rats.

Controlling Fruit Fly Movements With A Mind-Altering Device
2014-05-26 11:15:03

A joint collaboration between the Vienna University of Technology and US researchers, has resulted in the development of a unique and novel technique to control Drosophila melangogaster, perhaps better known as the fruit fly, via thermogenetic means.


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