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Turning Back the Brain’s Clock

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 15, 2014

The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity. 

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Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 7, 2013

Protein aggregates in the brains of some people with dementia or motor neuron disease have a surprising origin.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By Hannah Waters | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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