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Drinking obstructs a chemical that boosts attention

Drinking obstructs a chemical that boosts attention

Researchers describe cellular mediator that makes muscle adaptation to exercise possible

Researchers describe cellular mediator that makes muscle adaptation to exercise possible

Researchers reveal new mechanism of pain control

Researchers reveal new mechanism of pain control

Manipulating mitochondria to improve the efficiency of neuronal reprogramming

Manipulating mitochondria to improve the efficiency of neuronal reprogramming

Neuroscientists identify astrocytes as master 'conductors' of the brain

Neuroscientists identify astrocytes as master 'conductors' of the brain

Study may lead to new therapies that accelerate removal of cellular debris from the brain

Study may lead to new therapies that accelerate removal of cellular debris from the brain

Researchers generate a transcriptomic map of the COVID brain

Researchers generate a transcriptomic map of the COVID brain

Tracing lineage to demonstrate direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion in mouse brain

Tracing lineage to demonstrate direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion in mouse brain

Cocaine use in mice leads to the formation of synapses by astrocytes

Cocaine use in mice leads to the formation of synapses by astrocytes

SARS-CoV-2 can infect brain cells and damage neurons

SARS-CoV-2 can infect brain cells and damage neurons

New clinical report on brain changes in deceased COVID-19 patients

New clinical report on brain changes in deceased COVID-19 patients

How many "listeners" a nerve cell has is strictly regulated, shows study

How many "listeners" a nerve cell has is strictly regulated, shows study

Study reveals how loss of protein arginine methyltransferase affects proper brain development

Study reveals how loss of protein arginine methyltransferase affects proper brain development

Astrocytes are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Astrocytes are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Cannabinoids cause changes in the brain that leads to deficiencies in social interaction

Cannabinoids cause changes in the brain that leads to deficiencies in social interaction

Study reveals damaging role of immune system in severe brain infection

Study reveals damaging role of immune system in severe brain infection

New study can advance scientific understanding of the function of astrocytes

New study can advance scientific understanding of the function of astrocytes

Study links brain astrocyte dysfunction to Parkinson’s disease pathology

Study links brain astrocyte dysfunction to Parkinson’s disease pathology

Study identifies important regulator of neuron function and survival

Study identifies important regulator of neuron function and survival

Brain estrogen critical for astrocyte activation and neuroprotection

Brain estrogen critical for astrocyte activation and neuroprotection