Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Losing control of gene activity in Alzheimer's disease

Pioneering research into the mechanisms controlling gene activity in the brain could hold the key to understanding Alzheimer's disease and might help identify effective treatments in the future.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pregnancy changes mother's brain structure, study shows

A study directed by researchers from the UAB and IMIM are the first to reveal how pregnancy causes long-lasting alterations in brain structure, probably related to improving the mother's ability to protect and interact with ...

Neuroscience

How the brain makes new memories while preserving the old

Columbia scientists have developed a new mathematical model that helps to explain how the human brain's biological complexity allows it to lay down new memories without wiping out old ones—illustrating how the brain maintains ...

Neuroscience

Enhanced hippocampal-cortical coupling improves memory

For the first time, scientists in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CNRS/INSERM/Collège de France) have produced direct evidence that the long-term storage of memories involves a dialogue between two ...

Neuroscience

Surprise: Your visual cortex is making decisions

The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain's traditional "higher level" areas, finds a new study led ...

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Nature Neuroscience

Nature Neuroscience is a scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group, the publisher of Nature. Its focus is original research papers relating specifically to neuroscience. Begun in May 1998 to respond to the rapid expansion of neuroscience research, Nature Neuroscience has quickly become one of the most significant neuroscience publications as judged by impact factor, with an impact factor of 16.980 in 2004 (ranked 23rd among all scientific journals).

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