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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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image: Image of the Day: New Neurons

Image of the Day: New Neurons

By The Scientist Staff | March 28, 2018

Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.

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image: Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full

Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full

By Catherine Offord | March 28, 2018

Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 

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image: Image of the Day: Morphing Cells

Image of the Day: Morphing Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 27, 2018

By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.  

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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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image: Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia

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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