News tagged with brain function

Astrocytes in the neurodegerating brain

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that specialised 'astrocytes' abandon their posts as protectors and repairers of the brain when primed by the neurodegeneration of cells around them.

Jun 10, 2015
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Changing activity in the ageing brain

Normal ageing affects our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks. But exactly how our brain functions change during this process is largely unknown. Now, researchers in Malaysia have demonstrated that ...

May 29, 2015
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Memory and the hippocampus

New work by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-MontréalI) computational neuroscientist Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, and in collaboration with researchers at the Centre ...

May 13, 2015
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