Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor "DNA surgeries" to toggle their activity levels all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in learning, ...

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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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PTSD common in ICU survivors

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often thought of as a symptom of warfare, major catastrophes and assault. It's rarely considered in patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, ...

Apr 20, 2015
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New software helps improve surgical safety

Because the spine is made up of repeating elements that look alike, surgeons can mistakenly operate on the wrong vertebra. To avoid this, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a software program that works ...

Apr 13, 2015
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