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Blocking a Stress-Related Gene Relieves Chronic Pain

By | February 10, 2016

Inhibiting the activity of a protein involved in the body’s stress response can ease chronic pain in mice.

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Some antibodies designed to eliminate the plaques prominent in Alzheimer’s disease can aggravate neuronal hyperactivity in mice.

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Newfound Neurons

By | October 19, 2015

Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.

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Digital Rat Brain

By | October 14, 2015

With the help of a supercomputer, researchers have reconstructed part of a juvenile rat cortex.

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Human Hearing: A Primer

By | September 1, 2015

How the human ear translates sound waves into nervous impulses

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Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action

By | August 12, 2015

Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a Drosophila melanogaster larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.

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Mental Speedometer Cells

By | July 15, 2015

Scientists identify neurons that track speed in the brains of moving rats.

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Casting a Small Net

By | June 10, 2015

Scientists inject flexible, electronic mesh structures into mouse brains to track neurons in real time.

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Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain

By | February 11, 2015

Researchers uncover one way capsaicin—the spicy compound found in chili peppers—provides pain relief.  

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