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Brain network reveals disorders

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich identify a new method of unerringly detecting the presence of pathophysiological changes in the brain.



Brain growth tied to cell division

Scientists report that mouse protein Vangl2 controls the asymmetrical cell division and developmental fate of progenitor neurons.



Brain activity and phantom limbs

Researchers conducted fMRI scans to analyse the patient's brain activity during actual and imagined movements of her healthy right hand, imagined movements of her paralysed left hand and movements of the SPL.



Biological clue in brain tumour development

Scientists have uncovered a vital new biological clue that could lead to more effective treatments for a children's brain tumour that currently kills more than 60 per cent of young sufferers.



How brain remembers single events

Scientists found that a single brief experience was as effective at activating neurons and genes associated with memory as more repetitive activities.



Enzyme unexpected contributor to brain growth

An enzyme researchers have studied for years because of its potential connections to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, appears to have yet another major role to play.



Unexpected contributor to brain growth

An enzyme researchers have studied for years because of its potential connections to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, appears to have yet another major role to play.



Brain damage found with Alzheimer's marker

Researchers have linked a potential indicator of Alzheimer's disease to brain damage in humans with no signs of mental impairment.



Better brain implants

Biomedical and materials engineers have developed a nanotech coating for brain implants that helps the devices operate longer and could improve treatment for various diseases.



Mutations cause childhood brain cancer

Researchers funded by the Canadian Cancer Society have discovered eight similar genes that, when mutated, appear to be responsible for medulloblastoma – the most common of childhood brain cancers.



Brain mechanism recruited to reduce noise

New research reveals a sophisticated brain mechanism that is critical for filtering out irrelevant signals during demanding cognitive tasks.



Brain encodes complex plumes of odours

Recent research reveals that the brain encodes these swirling, and complex patterns of molecules using surprisingly little neural machinery.



Communication across brain areas during sleep

Researchers have taken steps toward fully understanding just how memories are formed, transferred, and ultimately stored in the brain.



Brain development

Scientists have identified a gene that, in mice, is critical for these stem cells to divide correctly. Without it, they fail and die.



Stroke brain cell damage

Researchers have identified a key player in the killing of brain cells after a stroke or a seizure - the protein asparagine endopeptidase.



Precise 3-D imageing of the human brain

New technology at is enabling researchers to translate the most abstract, complex scientific concepts into clearer, more precise 3-dimensional images.



Brain imaging study

Researchers have conducted the first-ever brain imaging study that directly contrasts two different techniques for emotion regulation.



Stress and the brain

Individuals who experience military combat obviously endure extreme stress, and this exposure leaves many diagnosed with PTSD.



Negative emotions and the brain

Reappraisal reduced negative emotion experience and suppression reduced disgust facial expressions, they markedly differed in their impact on brain activity.



Processing images in brain

Scientists believe they have discovered a small part of the brain that processes both the images from a single eye and also the motion of our bodies.



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