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Restoring Vision For Sufferers of Retinal Disorders

Engineers and neuroscientists have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

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Summary: Findings could pave the way for improving retinal implants and restoring vision to those with retinal disorders.Source: University of Sheffield.Engineers and neuroscientists have demo
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Experimental System Sheds Light on How Memory Loss May Occur

Two interconnected brain areas - the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex - help us to know where we are and to remember it later. By studying these brain areas, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute have uncovered new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.

The research is in Cell Reports. (full open access)

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Summary: Studying the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex, researchers have discovered new information about how dysfunction of the circuit that connects the two areas may contribute to memory loss in A
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brain, don;t use them, you lose them
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Human Early Visual Cortex Subconsciously Resolves Invisible Conflicts

Our visual system is constantly bombarded with complex optical information. The input information is often insufficient or ambiguous, leading to potentially conflicting interpretations about the structure of the physical world. The human brain has amazing computational powers to resolve these ambiguities and generate a coherent perception almost instantly. As a way to understand how our brain works, scientists have been fascinated about how the human brain achieves this goal.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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Summary: Researchers conclude that visual competition could occur without conscious representation of the conflicting visual inputs.Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences.Our visual system is co
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Cannabinoids May Reduce Alzheimer's Proteins From Brain Cells

Preliminary lab studies at the Salk Institute find THC reduces beta amyloid proteins in human neurons.

The research is in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. (full open access)

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Summary: A new study finds THC reduces amyloid beta proteins in human neurons.Source: Salk Institute.Preliminary lab studies at the Salk Institute find THC reduces beta amyloid proteins in hum
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New Method to Grow and Transplant Muscle Stem Cells Holds Promise for Treatment of MD

Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, these cells tend to lose their transplantation efficiency when cultured in vitro.

The research is in Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases. (full open access)
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There is no method of use for any spinal injury or for SMA, and it's unlikely there will be anytime soon...see my answers on Quora.com
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New Framework Uses Patterns to Predict Terrorist Behavior

Government agencies are having difficulty tracking potential terrorist attacks, since terrorists have developed new ways to communicate besides social media. A new framework developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York is able to predict future terrorist attacks by recognizing patterns in past attacks.

Tutun presented his work at the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC).

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Summary: A new algorithm is able to predict future terror attacks by recognizing patterns from past attacks.Source: Binghamton University.Government agencies are having difficulty tracking pot
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Why not base the algorithm on warfare and be able to detect and calibrate dates and time of notably past attacks and learn for future attacks?, this way the algorithm can grow and know about the attack before it can be launched to take place.
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MRI Technique Induces Strong and Enduring Visual Associations

Researchers have made two new scientific points with a set of experiments in which they induced people to perceive colors that weren't really there -- one concerning how the brain works and the other concerning how to work the brain.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

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Summary: Researchers induce people to perceive colors that were't really there and provide evidence that the V1 and V2 visual areas are capable of associative learning.Source: Brown University.
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Watching the Brain During Language Learning

Our brain benefits from an overlap in grammar when learning a foreign language.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

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Summary: A new study shows how new linguistic information is integrated into the same brain areas used for your native language.Source: Max Planck Institute.Our brain benefits from an overlap
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Motivation to Bully is Regulated by Brain's Reward Circuits

Individual differences in the motivation to engage in or to avoid aggressive social interaction (bullying) are mediated by the basal forebrain, lateral habenula circuit in the brain.

The research will appear in Nature.

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Summary: Researchers report bullying behavior activates primary reward circuits in the brain, making it a pleasurable behavior to a certain subset of individuals.Source: Mount Sinai Hospital.I
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New Clues About The Aging Brain's Memory Functions

A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected by memory impairment.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

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Summary: A new study links the D2 dopamine receptor to long-term episodic memory.Source: Umea University.A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopa
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Simple Recreational Activities Just As Effective As Virtual Reality For Stroke Rehab

Sometimes in health care, simple activities CAN be just as effective as the latest technology.

The research is in Lancet Neurology. (full access paywall)

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Summary: Playing cards or throwing a soft ball may be as effective as virtual reality in helping people recover from strokes.Source: St. Michael's Hospital.Sometimes in health care, simple act
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New Technology Could Deliver Drugs to Brain Injuries

A new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

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Summary: Researchers have developed a new technology that could lead to new therapies to treat TBI.Source: SBP.A new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Ins
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