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New Blueprint of Brain Connections Reveals Extensive Reach of Central Regulator

University of California, San Diego
Monday, April 5, 2021

Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders.

Researchers demonstrate first human use of high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface

Brown University
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In an important step toward a fully implantable intracortical brain-computer interface system, BrainGate researchers demonstrated the first human use of a wireless transmitter capable of delivering high-bandwidth neural signals.

Targeted Opioid That Hones in on Inflamed Tissues Stops Colitis Pain Without Side Effects

New York University
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Study in Mice Points to Promising Treatment for Pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Experimental antibody therapies for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s may cause harmful inflammation

Scripps Research
Monday, March 29, 2021

Scientists find evidence that antibody-based treatments in clinical trials for neurodegenerative diseases may trigger an inflammatory response in human brain immune cells, eroding their positive effects.

Zika virus helps destroy deadly brain cancer in mice

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Virus-based therapy may unlock potential of immunotherapy for glioblastoma.

Behavioral Training Could Help Babies with Rett Syndrome, Mouse Study Suggests

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Intensive training in young mice staves off symptoms of a rare neurological disorder that afflicts young girls. The discovery may spark new ideas for treatments in humans.

‘Zombie’ genes? Research shows some genes come to life in the brain after death

University of Illinois Chicago
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

In the hours after we die, certain cells in the human brain are still active. Some cells even increase their activity and grow to gargantuan proportions, according to new research from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Reading Minds with Ultrasound: A Less-Invasive Technique to Decode the Brain's Intentions

Monday, March 22, 2021

Using functional ultrasound (fUS) technology, it can accurately map brain activity from precise regions deep within the brain at a resolution of 100 micrometers (the size of a single neuron is approximately 10 micrometers).

Healthy Sleep May Rely on Long-Overlooked Brain Cells

University of California, San Francisco
Monday, March 22, 2021

Cells Called Astrocytes Can Independently Promote Longer or Deeper Sleep in Mice, a New Study Shows.

Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery

University of Houston
Monday, March 22, 2021

University of Houston Collaboration with National Institutes of Health Delivers Toolkit to Accelerate Process.