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Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease

Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of that communication are hundreds of proteins generated by the retina’s nerve cells. A new study examines these proteins in unpr…

New pathway for potential glioblastoma treatment

A team has discovered a new pathway that may help suppress the development of glioblastoma tumors, one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

8 ways to calm anxious thoughts

There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here.

Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

In ongoing investigations, clinical researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect.

Improved functional near infrared spectroscopy enables enhanced brain imaging

Researchers demonstrate critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)-based optical imaging in the brain.

Highest-resolution human brain ‘parts list’ to date lays road map to better treatments

A new study has written the most detailed ‘parts list’ of the human brain to date. This categorization of our brain cell types lays the groundwork to improve our understanding of our own brains and to dramatically change how we treat human brain diseas…

Real-time fMRI treats Tourette Syndrome

Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study has now trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through an imaging …

Hush, baby — the dog is whimpering!

We are all familiar with the sounds of a cat or dog vying for human attention, and for pet-owners, these sounds are particularly evocative. Dog sounds are especially sad to both cat and dog owners, who actually rate a whimpering dog as sounding as sad …

New brain map could improve AI algorithms for machine vision

Neuroscientists have published an updated view on the primate brain’s visual system organization. They found that parts of the primate visual system may work differently than previously thought.

‘Kissing loops’ in RNA molecule essential for its role in tumor suppression

Researchers have discovered that the tumor suppressor MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfill its function. Furthermore, they were able to fine-tune its activity by targeted manipulation of this architecture. The results of this st…