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The formation of folds on the surface of the brain

Folds in the human brain enlarge the surface of this important processing organ and in this way create more space for higher functions including thought and action. However, certain species of mammals exist whose brains have ...

May 05, 2017
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Our uniquely lopsided brain

We all know that the human brain is ridiculously large, but how many of us realise that it's lopsided as well? It turns out that the cockeyed shape of our brains is as important to understanding human evolution as its size ...

May 03, 2017
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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells

Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving ...

Apr 25, 2017
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