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Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

Immune System

Light sculpting technique records neurons firing inside a mouse's brain

Rockefeller University researchers have taken a step closer to achieving the current "holy grail" of brain science – the ability to look into a …

Scientists in Singapore grow functioning 'mini' midbrain tissue

SINGAPORE — Scientists in Singapore claim to have successfully grown functioning midbrain tissue — a feat that may bring researchers a step closer to …

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• To start over, you must empty your existing database.<br>• To install to a different database, edit the appropriate <i>settings.php</i> file in the <i>sites</i> folder.<br>• To …

Alzheimer's Tau Protein Spreads Through Brain Via Extracellular Space

<i>Summary: Researchers report tau proteins appear to spread through the brain via the extracellular space surrounding neurons.</i><p>Source: Columbia …

Neuroscience

Watching neurons talk in a living brain

Ever wonder what it looks like when brain cells chat up a storm? Researchers have found a way to watch the conversation in action without ever …

How the Brain Builds Memory Chains

Think about the first time you met your college roommate. You were probably nervous, talking a little too loudly and laughing a little too heartily. …

New Map Provides Detailed Information of How the Brain Is Organized

With the features of a typical brain demarcated in painstaking detail, the new map will be a boon to researchers studying brain disorders such as …

Scientists Find The 'Brain Clock' That Keeps Our Memories Ticking

Your brain has an invisible conductor.<p>In order to organise memories, the neurons inside our brains need regular spurts of activity to keep them on …

The Brain

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Identified For Fibromyalgia

<b>Fibromyalgia</b> is chronic medical condition characterized by chronic pain. The illness is still not fully understood and the source of pain is still …

A New Kind Of Brain Scan Can See Your Pain, Literally

The technique could help end the mystery--and the stigma--of chronic pain<p>Nothing hurts Americans more than chronic pain. It’s our single biggest health problem, affecting the lives of 100 million adults--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. And that figure, from a 2011 Institute …

Pain

Your brain is particularly vulnerable to trauma at two distinct ages

Our brain’s ability to process information and adapt effectively is dependent on a number of factors, including genes, nutrition, and life experiences. These life experiences wield particular influence over the brain during a few sensitive periods when our most important muscle is most likely to …

The Brain

Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

But the cumbersome experimental setup won’t replace Facebook's Messenger app anytime soon.<p>So a team of neuroscientists sent a message from the brain of one person in India, to the brains of three people in France, using brainwave-reading equipment and the Internet. Yes, really.<p>The process is slow …

Electromagnetism