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Growing functioning brain tissue in 3D

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have succeeded in inducing human embryonic stem cells to self-organize into a three-dimensional structure similar to the cerebellum, providing ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Brain-training for baseball robot

The human brain continually monitors and influences all bodily movements, helping the body adapt to different circumstances in order to maintain fine motor control. The part of the brain responsible for fine ...

dateDec 24, 2014 in Robotics
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Controlling movements with light

German researchers at the Ruhr-Universitaet have succeeded in controlling the activity of certain nerve cells using light, thus influencing the movements of mice. By changing special receptors in nerve cells of the cerebellum ...

dateJul 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Important role for the cerebellum

Hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not set in until after birth. This is reported by Bochum's neuroscientists in the Jo ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Beat it: how the brain perceives rhythm

(PhysOrg.com) -- The brain uses distinct timing mechanisms to measure the duration between the intervals in a sequence of sounds, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust.Researchers from the Wellcome ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Fearless fish forget their phobias

Imagine if your fear of spiders, heights or flying could be cured with a simple injection. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal, Behavioral and Brain Functions suggests that one day this could be a r ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Neuroscience
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