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A pacemaker for your brain

By stimulating certain areas of the brain, scientists can alleviate the effects of disorders such as depression or Parkinson's disease. That's the good news. But because controlling that stimulation currently lacks precision, ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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If only a robot could be more like a cockroach

Studies have indicated that insects rely on their brains to respond to what they feel and see. But for the first time, researchers have shown a direct link between neurons at the center of an insect brain and changes in behavior. ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Odors classified by networks of neurons

( -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), are unraveling how odors are processed by the brain. As they report in Nature, odors in the olfactory brain are classified into ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Newly discovered RNA steers brain development

How does the brain work? This question is one of the greatest scientific mysteries, and neurobiologists have only recently begun to piece together the molecular building blocks that enable human beings to be "thinking" animals.

dateApr 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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What causes seizure in focal epilepsy?

In focal epilepsy, seizures are generated by a localized, synchronous neuronal electrical discharge that may spread to large portions of the brain. In spite of intense research in the field of epilepsy, a key question remains ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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