Medical research

How the brain detects fine differences

How do people manage to find their way around the neighborhood even though the streets look similar? Researchers at the University of Bonn have gained new insights into a mechanism that very likely plays a major role in this ...

Neuroscience

Texas hospital livestreams brain surgery on Facebook

A young woman in Texas who remained awake for her brain surgery was able to speak to doctors during the procedure—and viewers form around the world looked on, as part of the operation was livestreamed on Facebook.

Medical research

Astrocytes and epilepsy

The neurodevelopmental disorder Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is characterized by often severe epilepsy, along with autism and psychiatric disorders. Astrocytes—star-shaped glial cells that serve multiple functions in ...

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