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Team creates nano-magnets that could restore damaged nerve cells

Neurons are the fundamental units of the brain and nervous system, the cells responsible for receiving sensory input from the external world, for sending motor commands to our muscles, and for transforming and relaying the ...

How squid and octopus get their big brains

Cephalopods—which include octopus, squid, and their cuttlefish cousins—are capable of some truly charismatic behaviors. They can quickly process information to transform shape, color, and even texture, blending in with ...

Biological lasso: Enhanced drug delivery to brain

In a study recently published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers from Kanazawa University use a method called "lasso-grafting" to design therapeutics with enhanced longevity and brain penetration.

Making lab-grown brain organoids 'brainier'

By using stem cells to grow miniature brain-like organs in the lab, scientists have opened a new avenue for studies of neurological development, disease and therapies that can't be conducted in living people. But not all ...

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