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Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind

One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision...

Transparent skull implant creates ‘window’ to the brain

A team of University of California, Riverside researchers have developed a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a "window to the brain", which...

Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

Low doses of a psychedelic drug erased the conditioned fear response in mice, suggesting that the agent may be a treatment for post-traumatic stress...

Swedish discovery could lead to new stroke therapy

The only acute treatment for a stroke currently available is thrombolysis. This uses drugs that dissolve the blood clot responsible for the stroke, but it only reaches around 10 per cent of stroke patients in time to prevent lasting damage. For other...

RIC study suggests researchers are entering a new era of advances...

CHICAGO (January 26) -- Scientists at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), designated the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report since 1991, report that, thanks to improvements in technology and data analysis,...

‘Magic number’ 695 opens up new areas for Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer's disease is widely believed to be caused by the gradual accumulation in the brain of amyloid-beta peptide which is toxic to nerve cells. Amyloid beta peptide is formed from a protein known as APP, which is found in three forms. Most resea...

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