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USC Stem Cell scientists start a buzz around fruit flies in hearing research

University of South California Keck School of Medicine
Thursday, March 4, 2021

In a new study published in the journal Development, USC Stem Cell scientists describe how adult flies can regenerate sensory hearing cells in their antennae, and how studying flies can provide a new way to understand and develop treatments for the hundreds of millions of patients worldwide who live with hearing and balance disorders.

Food for Thought: New Maps Reveal How Brains are Kept Nourished

University of California San Diego
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Micro-scale depictions solve century-old puzzle of brain energy use and blood vessel clusters.

Individualized brain cell grafts reverse Parkinson’s symptoms in monkeys

University of Wisconsin–Madison
Monday, March 1, 2021

Grafting neurons grown from monkeys’ own cells into their brains relieved the debilitating movement and depression symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison reported today.

Evidence shows how the human brain may tap into visual cues when lacking a sense of touch

University of Chicago
Friday, February 26, 2021

Researchers at the University of Chicago, the University of Birmingham, and Bournemouth University have uncovered evidence that physical embodiment can occur without the sense of touch, thanks to a study involving two participants who lack the ability to feel touch.

Repetitive compression of limbs appears to aid recovery from deadly brain bleeds

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Scientists want to know more about how an inexpensive, low-risk treatment may improve recovery from the most deadly type of stroke.

Yale scientists capture the choreography of a developing brain

Yale School of Medicine
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The formation of a brain is one of nature’s most staggeringly complex accomplishments.  Now, Yale researchers and collaborators have devised a strategy that allows them to see this previously impenetrable process unfold in a living animal — the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, they report Feb. 24 in the journal Nature.

Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington’s disease, novel analysis shows

The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Using an innovative computational approach to analyze vast brain cell gene expression datasets, researchers at MIT and Sorbonne Université have found that Huntington’s disease may progress to advanced stages more because of a degradation of the cells’ health maintenance systems than because of increased damage from the disease pathology itself.

Yale Neurologists Identify Consistent Neuroinflammatory Response in ICH Patients

Yale School of Medicine
Monday, February 22, 2021

Understanding how the immune system responds to acute brain hemorrhage could open doors to identifying treatments for this devastating disease.

Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory, according to U-M study

University Michigan
Monday, February 22, 2021

When you slip into sleep, it’s easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but University of Michigan research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain.

Key Decision Point for Brain Development Identified

University of California, San Francisco
Friday, February 19, 2021

Protein Complex Shifts DNA Shape to Let Progenitor Cells Become Neurons