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New insights on the neurobiology of dying

A new study provides insight into the neurobiology of dying. For the study, investigators performed continuous patient monitoring following Do Not Resuscitate – Comfort Care orders in patients with devastating brain injury to investigate the mechanisms…

Could interneuron migration explain macrocephaly?

Researchers have discovered a new crosstalk between the migrating inhibitory interneurons and the stem cells that generate the excitatory neurons. The researchers discovered that this cellular dialogue controls the growth of the cerebral cortex and tha…

How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)

We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort.

New neurons in the adult brain are involved in sensory learning

Scientists have demonstrated that the new neurons produced in adults react preferentially to reward-related sensory stimuli and help speed up the association between sensory information and reward. Adult-born neurons therefore play an important role in…

Is social media ruining your social life?

A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.

Novel mechanism behind schizophrenia uncovered

Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein–neuregulin 3–controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, bu…