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Visualizing addiction: How new research could change the way we fight the opioid epidemic

New research could transform how we understand the way opioids affect the brain. Despite significant discussion surrounding the ongoing opioid crisis, current understanding of how opioids function in the brain is quite limited. This is primarily due to…

Brain inflammation triggers muscle weakness after infections

Research reveals how brain inflammation triggers extreme muscle weakness across several diseases, including viral infection, bacterial infection and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, in fruit flies and mice, also identified ways to block this process, wh…

Ultrasound technology can be used to boost mindfulness, study finds

In a new study, researchers used low-intensity ultrasound technology to noninvasively alter a brain region associated with activities such as daydreaming, recalling memories and envisioning the future.

Seeing inside Alzheimer’s disease brain

Scientists investigating Alzheimer’s disease have determined the structure of molecules within a human brain. Their study describes how scientists used cryo-electron tomography, guided by fluorescence microscopy, to explore deep inside an Alzheimer’s d…

Researchers uncover brain region’s role in hearing and learning

The human brain is remarkably adept at adjusting what we hear based on contexts, like our current environment or priorities, but it’s still unknown how exactly the brain helps us detect, filter and react to sounds. Now, biologists are a step closer to …

Toddlers’ brains show significant growth in cognitive skills by 16 months

Toddlers engage more regions of their brains around 16-months to help them develop important cognitive skills enabling them to follow simple instructions and control impulses. Findings from the study suggests 16 months is a critical period for brain de…