Drug compound, tested in mice, could be effective in treating the leading heritable cause of intellectual disability and autism.
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Reactivating an enzyme that promotes DNA repair can help to reverse age-related cognitive decline in mice.
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The Feng lab has developed a next-generation optogenetic system for non-invasive stimulation of neurons.
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New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
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CSAIL's Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, enabling more natural human-robot communication.
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Survey from the Saxe Lab aims to measure the toll of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.
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Neurons that store abstract representations of past experiences are activated when a new, similar event takes place.
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A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain.
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Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
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