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Researchers ID network of neurons crucial for vocal learning

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Researchers have identified a network of neurons that plays a vital role in learning vocalizations by aiding communication between motor and auditory regions of a brain.

Novel Viral Vectors Deliver Useful Cargo to Neurons Throughout the Brain and Body

Monday, June 26, 2017

The viruses reach their targets via the bloodstream and could be used to treat neural disorders.

Study: Exposure to Light Causes Emotional and Physical Responses in Migraine Sufferers

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Monday, June 26, 2017

Researchers identify novel connections between neurons in the eye and brain.

Lights Out: The Neural Relationship Between Light and Sleep

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Researchers have discovered a specific protein in see-through fish brain that responds to light and darkness to set the correct balance between sleep and wakefulness.

New technique makes brain scans better

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boosting quality of patient MRIs could enable large-scale studies of stroke outcome.

A No-Brainer? Mouse Eyes Constrict to Light Without Direct Link to the Brain

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Monday, June 19, 2017

Experimenting with mice, neuroscientists report new evidence that the eye’s iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.

Mice can’t ‘tune out’ stimuli, mimicking sensory hypersensitivity in humans

University of California, Los Angeles
Monday, June 12, 2017

Researchers observed that mice with a form of autism had an inability to adapt to repeated whisker stimulation.

Researchers Identify Potential Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Boston University School of Medicine
Monday, June 12, 2017

Researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

New international guidelines issued on dementia with Lewy bodies

Mayo Clinic
Friday, June 9, 2017

"The updated clinical criteria and associated biomarkers hopefully will lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis, and that is key to helping patients confront this challenging illness and maximize their quality of life,” says Bradley Boeve, M.D., a co-author of the paper and a neurologist at Mayo Clinic.

Balance and movement improved in animal model of Parkinson’s disease

University of California, Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Researchers have developed a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination in mice with early stage Parkinson’s disease.