Neuroscience

Listening in to brain communications, without surgery

Plenty of legitimate science – plus a whole lot of science fiction – discusses ways to "hack the brain." What that really means, most of the time – even in the fictional examples – involves surgery, opening the skull ...

Cancer

Electrical activity in prostate cancer cells

Experts from the Universities of Bath and Seville have carried out a series of experiments by which, for the first time, they have characterized the normal electrical activity in PC-3 prostate cancer cells in real time, with ...

Neuroscience

Discovery of a novel way synapses can regulate neuronal circuits

The fundamental process of information transfer from neuron to neuron occurs through a relay of electrical and chemical signaling at the synapse, the junction between neurons. Electrical signals, called action potentials, ...

Neuroscience

Adding new channels to the brain remote control

By enabling super-fast remote control of specific cells, light-activated proteins allow researchers to study the function of individual neurons within a large network—even an entire brain. Now one of the pioneers of 'optogenetics' ...

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