Molecule may play role in helping maintain balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurons
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  July 25, 2017  
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 Molecule may play role in helping maintain balance of excitatory and inhibitory neuronsMolecule may play role in helping maintain balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurons
 
Many neurological diseases are malfunctions of synapses, or the points of contact between neurons that allow senses and other information to pass from finger to brain.
 
 
 Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggestsUncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests
 
Potential new ways of understanding the cause of cognitive impairments, such as problems with memory and attention, in brain disorders including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's are under the spotlight in a new research review.
 
   SDSU neuroscientist explores how the brain works to retrieve correct word from memorySDSU neuroscientist explores how the brain works to retrieve correct word from memory
 
When you look at a picture of a mug, the neurons that store your memory of what a mug is begin firing. But it's not a pinpoint process; a host of neurons that code for related ideas and items--bowl, coffee, spoon, plate, breakfast--are activated as well.
 
   Early radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgiaEarly radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgia
 
Doctors should consider radiosurgery earlier for patients with severe facial pain, according to a new study in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (the "Red Journal") - the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
 
 Rice engineers building flat microscope to monitor, stimulate neurons in the brain
 
Rice engineers building flat microscope to monitor, stimulate neurons in the brainRice University engineers are building a flat microscope, called FlatScope TM, and developing software that can decode and trigger neurons on the surface of the brain.
 
 
 Doctors appear to have reached unexpected consensus in prescribing pediatric anti-seizure medications
 
Doctors appear to have reached unexpected consensus in prescribing pediatric anti-seizure medicationsThe number of available anti-seizure medications has exploded in the past two decades, going from just a handful of medicines available in the 1990s to more than 20 now.