Experimental drugs rewire brain connections in autism

Nov 9, 2017 by

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas have identified two potential drugs that may treat autism by targeting the effects of a faulty gene on neural communication....

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Action video games reduce gray matter

Oct 12, 2017 by

Researchers at two Canadian institutions have found that playing action video games can harm the brain by reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus....

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Targeting an enzyme may reverse memory loss

Oct 10, 2017 by

New research indicates that it may be possible to not only prevent, but also   reverse the memory loss that comes with Alzheimer’s using drugs that block the HDAC2 enzyme from breaking the communication between neurons.       ...

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Making older brains young by manipulating a gene

Oct 8, 2017 by

Researchers from Japan and the U.S. were able to manipulate the Arc gene in the brains of middle-aged mice in order to restore the plasticity of their visual cortex like that of younger mice....

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New research on the brain’s wiring process

Aug 22, 2014 by

Neuroscientists have identified proteins that program certain neurons to connect with another type of neurons....

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Neural prosthesis restores behavior in rats after brain injury...

Jan 30, 2014 by

Scientists have used a neural prosthesis to teach rats to reach through a narrow opening and grasp food after brain injury....

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