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Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains

By Ashley Yeager | April 16, 2018

After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.

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This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 

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A proposed definition of the disease emphasizes signs of neurodegeneration and the presence of β-amyloid and tau, rather than cognitive symptoms.

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MRI data suggest prenatal exposure to the medication increases the volume of brain regions vital to processing emotions.

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Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.

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The findings suggest that faster synthesis, rather than decreased clearance, causes the protein to build up in neurons.

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The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.

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Failure to produce evidence of neural precursor cells and immature neurons raises questions about the role of the process in learning and memory.

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Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia

By Catherine Offord | March 6, 2018

A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.

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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices

By Katarina Zimmer | March 1, 2018

Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 

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