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Relief for retinal neurons under pressure

Advancing age predisposes us to a number of neurodegenerative diseases, yet the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. With some 70 million individuals affected, glaucoma is the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is...

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Encoding false memories

A unique human ability is the use of concepts that confer meaning in an abstract way. Despite the importance of conceptual knowledge for human cognition, scientists know little about the underlying neural mechanisms and...

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Environmental Magnetite in the Human Brain

In more than three dozen postmortem human brains, scientists have detected nanoparticles of magnetite that they suspect came from the environment. The brain produces magnetite particles that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but these...

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Fountain of youth? Dietary supplement may prevent and reverse severe damage to aging brain, research suggests

A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals–all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores–has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according...

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More neurons mean less need for sleep

Sleep is seemingly universal among animals. Daily sleep time varies considerably between mammalian species and also during mammalian development, yet we still don’t know what drives this variation. Herculano-Houzel hypothesized that sleep-inducing metabolites produced...

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Brain development hamstrung

Mutations in a zinc-finger transcription factor known as Zic2 cause problems in cortical development and can result in schizophrenia symptoms. Studying embryonic mice, Murillo et al. show that this protein supports migrations of several...

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Modifying Memories During Sleep

Mice can recall artificial memories created during sleep once they’re awake, researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and their colleagues reported today (March 9) in Nature Neuroscience. The findings support...

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