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Imaging the magnetically stimulated brain

(Medical Xpress)—MRI scanners have steadily increased in power, giving researchers ever finer-grained snapshots of the brain in action. However just as modern day fighters can pull high G turns that would ...

Nov 19, 2013
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What happens when synapses run out of transmitter?

(Medical Xpress)—The recent Nobel Prize Award in Medicine highlights the importance of vesicle-based transport for different kinds of cells. One of the recipients, Thomas Sudhof, has contributed extensively to our current understanding of vesicl ...

Oct 09, 2013
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How many types of neurons do we need to define?

(Medical Xpress)—A recent perspective paper published in Science has raised some important, and timely, questions regarding neural diversity. The authors, from Columbia, MIT, and New York University, would ...

Aug 20, 2013
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