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Evolutionary key for a bigger brain

The expansion of the human brain during evolution, specifically of the neocortex, is linked to our cognitive abilities such as reasoning and language. Researchers...

Engineers design a device that operates like a brain synapse

Teams around the world are building ever more sophisticated artificial intelligence systems of a type called neural networks, designed in some ways to mimic...

Scientists Decode How the Brain Senses Smell

Scientists have further decoded how mammalian brains perceive odors and distinguish one smell from thousands of others. In experiments in mice, NYU Grossman School of...

Digitise your dog into a computer game

The software could be used for a wide range of purposes, from helping vets diagnose lameness and monitoring recovery of their canine patients, to...

Artificial brains may need sleep too

No one can say whether androids will dream of electric sheep, but they will almost certainly need periods of rest that offer benefits similar...

Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body

Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell, can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out...

Physicists offer a new possibilities in the development of spintronics

Imagine biting into a peanut butter sandwich and discovering a slice of cheese tucked between the bread and the butter. In a way, this...

A new method allows anyone to print interactive 3D objects

Slowly but surely, pretty much everything is being printed on 3-D printers. Eyeglasses, buildings, hearing aids – even new hip bones – can now...

Herpes simplex virus’s VP1-2 protein can deactivate the early immune response

Herpes simplex virus (HSV1) infections are initiated at mucosal surfaces where the virus infects epithelial cells. When HSV1 spreads from the peripheral nerves and...

A next-generation optogenetic system for non-invasive stimulation of neurons

Optogenetics has revolutionized neurobiology, allowing researchers to use light to activate or deactivate neurons that are genetically modified to express a light-sensitive channel. This...

Researchers built a high-resolution 3D map of the whole mouse brain

After three years of intensive data-gathering and careful drawing, the mapmakers’ work was complete. The complex terrain they charted, with all its peaks, valleys and...

New tool allows visualization of nanoscale structures inside whole cells and...

Since Robert Hooke’s first description of a cell in Micrographia 350 years ago, microscopy has played an important role in understanding the rules of...

Researchers found retinal neurons sends unexpected signals to the brain

For decades, biology textbooks have stated that eyes communicate with the brain exclusively through one type of signaling pathway. But a new discovery shows...

Two mechanisms underpinning how the heart influences our perception

Heart and brain communicate constantly. For example, when we encounter a dangerous situation, signals from the brain make sure that the heart beats faster....

How Birds Evolved Big Brains

An international team of evolutionary biologists and paleontologists have reconstructed the evolution of the avian brain using a massive dataset of brain volumes from...

Early Exposure to Cannabis Boosts Young Brains’ Sensitivity to Cocaine

Cannabis use makes young brains more sensitive to the first exposure to cocaine, according to a new study on rodents led by scientists at...

Large-scale analysis links glucose metabolism proteins in the brain to Alzheimer’s...

In the largest study to date of proteins related to Alzheimer's disease, a team of researchers has identified disease-specific proteins and biological processes that...

Tiny Nanoparticles Offer Large Potential for Brain Cancer Treatment

For patients with malignant brain tumors, the prognosis remains dismal. With the most aggressive treatments available, patients are usually only expected to live about...

Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go...

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. As...

Neuroscientists find memory cells that help us interpret new situations

Imagine you are meeting a friend for dinner at a new restaurant. You may try dishes you haven’t had before, and your surroundings will...

A 3-D-printed brain could make it easier to find cancer treatments

Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of brain tumor—less than 10 percent of people who are diagnosed with it will survive more than five years. A...

How dopamine drives brain activity

Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences both nearby and distant...

Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter

The cerebral cortex is the relatively thin, folded, outer “gray matter” layer of the brain crucial for thinking, information processing, memory, and attention. Not...

Researchers sniff out AI breakthroughs in mammal brains

When you smell an orange, the scent is most likely combined with several others: car exhaust, garbage, flowers, soap. Those smells bind simultaneously to...

New brain reading technology could help the development of brainwave-controlled devices

A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers at the Crick, Stanford University and UCL. The technique...

How the brain controls the voice

A particular neuronal circuit in the brains of bats controls their vocalisations. This was recently discovered by biologists at Goethe University Frankfurt. Based on...

An ultra precise mind controlled prosthetic was developed

An ultra precise mind controlled prosthetic was developed, In major advances in mind-controlled prosthesis for amputees, researchers have listened and strengthened the weak latent...

Scientists monitoring electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells

Scientists monitoring electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, In a study of patients with epilepsy, the researchers looked at the electrical activity...

Design of inorganic materials for brain like computing

Design of inorganic materials for brain like computing, A team of scientists and engineers and recent discoveries of mimicry-based materials based on nerve signals...

Surgeons have successfully treated brain aneurysms by using robot

Surgeons have successfully treated brain aneurysms by using robot, The use of robots to treat brain aneurysms is possible and can provide increased precision...

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