A unique group of neurons lights up in female mosquitoes only when they're eating the combined ingredients of blood, researchers report.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: neurons blood taste science-and-technology mosquitoes
A new study in mice reveals more information about how long-term memory works. Researchers also found how they can manipulate the process.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease memory neurons brains hippocampus science-and-technology
Artificial brains are far in the future, but computer chips that work like brains could keep computers advancing when today's silicon transistor chips reach their limit.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: neurons quick-reads research-brief computers biomimicry transistors future-of-computers computer-chip moores-law
"Organoids" let researchers watch brain development to find new info about the earliest stages of Angelman syndrome, a complex genetic disorder.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: neurons brains health-and-medicine genetic-diseases
Decades of research have shown that the brain does not yield its secrets easily.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: brain neurons mind-control human-brain neuralink
An enzyme called chondroitinase ABC that regrows damaged nerve tissue in animals has been too unstable for human use. New work could change things.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: stroke neurons enzymes health-and-medicine traumatic-injury spinal-cord
Harvard neuroscientists look at how movement influences vision and perception.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology juan-siliezar neuron david-cox department-of-molecular-and-cellular-biology grigori-guitchounts harvard-center-for-brain-science primary-visual-cortex
Evidence that fat-burning neurons can grow in response to leptin suggests a potential way to promote weight loss, say researchers.
July 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: neurons hormones health-and-medicine body-fat body-weight
ALS scientific breakthrough: Diabetes drug metformin shows promise in mouse study for a common type of ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a crippling, progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Now it seems that a diabetes drug may help some cases.
July 20, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: genetics brain neurons als mutation metformin
A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.
July 16, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: bioengineering brain neuroscience cognition electricity neurons fmri neural-networks cognitive-skills wireless near-field-communication neural-processing cognitive-function nerve-signal neural-circuitry neural-circuits neural-signals
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