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Studies explore new approaches to treating pain
Scientists are discovering promising approaches to treating pain, one of the most common and debilitating neurological complaints, according to research released today at Neuroscience 2011, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. View News Article (2011-11-15)


Social contact can ease pain related to nerve damage, animal study suggests
Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study. View News Article (2012-10-16)


Why our shifty eyes don't drive us crazy
Our eyes are constantly making saccades, or little jumps. Yet the world appears to us as a smooth whole. Somehow, the brain's visual system "knows" where the eyes are about to move and is able to adjust for that movement. View News Article (2006-11-09)


Mice models developed at UCSD to benefit patients with multiple system atrophy
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have developed a series of transgenic mouse models of multiple system atrophy, a progressive, fatal neurological disorder. View News Article (2005-11-17)


Children, brain development and the criminal law
The legal system needs to take greater account of new discoveries in neuroscience that show how a difficult childhood can affect the development of a young person's brain which can increase the risk adolescent crimes, according to researchers. View News Article (2012-06-19)


Study shows that major Alzheimer's risk gene causes alterations in shapes of brain protein deposits
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have used a newly discovered class of biomarkers to investigate the possibility that the shape of brain protein deposits is different in people with Alzheimer's who have the highest-risk gene type than in those with the condition who have a neutral risk gene type. View News Article (2010-07-15)


500,000 person Lumosity study examines optimizing cognitive training tasks to accelerate learning
Lumosity, the online cognitive training and neuroscience research company, is presenting today at the annual 2013 Society for Neuroscience meeting showing that optimizing training tasks can accelerate and lengthen learning rates. View News Article (2013-11-11)


Brain state affects memory recall
Lost your keys? Your brain might be in a better state to recall where you put them at some times than at others, according to new research from UC Davis.  View News Article (2011-06-14)


Cough medicine fights dyskinesias in Parkinson's
A cough suppressant and a drug tested as a schizophrenia therapy curb the involuntary movements that are disabling side effects of taking the Parkinson's disease medication levodopa, Portland scientists have found. View News Article (2007-11-08)


Advanced technology reveals activity of single neurons during seizures
The first study to examine the activity of hundreds of individual human brain cells during seizures has found that seizures begin with extremely diverse neuronal activity, contrary to the classic view that they are characterized by massively synchronized activity. View News Article (2011-03-28)

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