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Artificial control of the glial state could help improve memory function

Artificial control of the glial state could help improve memory function

Salk Institute uses $1 million gift to support world class cancer researcher

Salk Institute uses $1 million gift to support world class cancer researcher

Understanding the dynamics of brain blood flow could hold key for treating neurologic conditions

Understanding the dynamics of brain blood flow could hold key for treating neurologic conditions

Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

New molecular tool can be used to study single synapses of neurons

New molecular tool can be used to study single synapses of neurons

LSD could be a viable and safe therapeutic option for certain psychiatric diseases

LSD could be a viable and safe therapeutic option for certain psychiatric diseases

Wireless medical device might help with weight loss

Wireless medical device might help with weight loss

Researchers receive $2.1 million NIH grant to study causes of congenital heart defects

Researchers receive $2.1 million NIH grant to study causes of congenital heart defects

New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

Research shows how colanic acid extends lifespan in C. elegans

Research shows how colanic acid extends lifespan in C. elegans

Researchers control cardiac waves with light to study abnormally rapid heart rhythms

Researchers control cardiac waves with light to study abnormally rapid heart rhythms

Scientists shed light on how neurons form long-term memories

Scientists shed light on how neurons form long-term memories

MIT study shows how the brain is wired for reactive, reflexive movements

MIT study shows how the brain is wired for reactive, reflexive movements

Study pinpoints specific areas of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

Study pinpoints specific areas of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

Researchers use optogenetics to mitigate addiction-related behaviors

Researchers use optogenetics to mitigate addiction-related behaviors

Study: Optogenetic stimulation of circuit improves symptomatology of Huntington's disease

Study: Optogenetic stimulation of circuit improves symptomatology of Huntington's disease

Researchers to develop new optogenetic tools for biology and medicine

Researchers to develop new optogenetic tools for biology and medicine

Sleep could be targeted to improve post-stroke recovery, study shows

Sleep could be targeted to improve post-stroke recovery, study shows

Neuroscientists use advanced techniques to study the brain's navigation ability

Neuroscientists use advanced techniques to study the brain's navigation ability