Touch-sensing neurons are multitaskers

Two types of touch information—the feel of an object and the position of an animal's limb—have long been thought to flow into the brain via different channels and be integrated in sophisticated processing ...

Apr 09, 2015
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Study deciphers the noise in the human brain

By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval ...

Apr 09, 2015
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Worms and germs lead to better immune function

A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune problems.

Apr 08, 2015
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Biologists identify brain tumor weakness

Biologists at MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have discovered a vulnerability of brain cancer cells that could be exploited to develop more-effective drugs against brain tumors.

Apr 08, 2015
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