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Select memories can be erased, leaving others intact

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study.

Rare cells are ‘window into the gut’ for the nervous system

Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study, report scientists.

Alzheimer’s disease study links brain health, physical activity

People at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new study.

OCD linked to inflammation in the brain

A new study links OCD to excessive inflammation in certain areas of the brain. Could OCD be treated using existing anti-inflammatory drugs?

People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms

A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD

Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a com…