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Deep sleep takes out the trash

A new Northwestern University study reaffirms the importance of getting a good night's sleep.

Genetics

Researchers identify new genetic disorder that affects brain, craniofacial skeleton

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart and facial features. Named linkage-specific-deubiquitylation-deficiency-induced ...

Neuroscience

Study reveals immune driver of brain aging

Suppose Smokey the Bear were to go on a tear and start setting forest fires instead of putting them out. That roughly describes the behavior of certain cells of our immune system that become increasingly irascible as we grow ...

Neuroscience

Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic individuals—but Flinders University experts say that presently not enough qualified people can diagnose.

Neuroscience

Where do our minds wander? Brain waves can point the way

Anyone who has tried and failed to meditate knows that our minds are rarely still. But where do they roam? New research led by UC Berkeley has come up with a way to track the flow of our internal thought processes and signal ...

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Brain cell network supplies neurons with energy

The human brain has about as many neurons as glial cells. These are divided into four major groups: the microglia, the astrocytes, the NG2 glial cells, and the oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes function primarily as a type ...

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Blood test could bring new hope to Alzheimer's clinical trials

A team of scientists at UCL have found that blood tests measuring the hallmark Alzheimer's protein, b-amyloid (amyloid), could radically reduce the cost of clinical trials and potentially open the door to treating the disease ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint

Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health. New research is showing that those effects can be passed down to subsequent generations, reporting that the infant children ...

Neuroscience

Mental map of space is stabilized by sugar coated neurons

A reliable sense of space is essential for daily life and memory formation. Removing sugar coated proteins around neurons in the brains' internal gps makes the mental map of space unstable, shows a study published in the ...