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Protein in blood may predict prognosis, recovery from stroke

Mayo Clinic in Florida
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida and collaborators have found that a biomarker in the blood may determine the extent of brain injury from different types of strokes and predict prognosis in these patients.


Taste Aversion Reveals How Bad Experiences Modify Brain and Behavior

Stony Brook University
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A new study showing how a stomach ache associated with a novel, appealing food forms an aversion to that food also reveals how areas of the brain may work together to alter behavior based on good or bad experiences.


How does the brain process fear?

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Friday, November 6, 2020

CSHL Professor Bo Li’s team explores the brain circuits that underlie fear. 


Brain Region Implicated in Predicting the Consequences of Actions

The Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future.


Fighting Zika? Call in the T Cells

La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

In a new Science Advances study, Shresta and her colleagues at LJI report that the immune system’s T cells have the power to prevent Zika infection in mice. This finding suggests that effective Zika vaccines need to activate T cells to work alongside antibodies.


Scientists identify specific brain region and circuits controlling attention

The Picowar Institute
Monday, November 2, 2020

Scientists identify specific brain region and circuits controlling attention.


Scientists Take Major Step Toward Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy

UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine show that gene editing and gene therapy techniques can be used to restore UBE3A in human neuron cultures and treat deficits in an animal model of Angelman syndrome.


Scientists Take Major Step Toward Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Published in Nature, research led by Mark Zylka, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, shows how gene editing with CRISPR-Cas9 can restore function in an animal model of the neurodevelopmental condition Angelman syndrome.


Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words

The Ohio State University
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Study finds connections to language areas of the brain.


Gene linked to autism and epilepsy directs speed of human brain cell development

Scripps Research
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

First study in human cells illuminates functions of SYNGAP1 autism gene.

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