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Neural-digital interface advances raise ethical and social issues
Human-machine interfaces raise important ethical and social issues. These technological innovations have the potential to restore, alter, or enhance cognitive or physical function in humans, but also may exacerbate existing social tensions around equality, identity, security, privacy, and access. (2019-10-20)
A compound effective to chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells identified
A compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs) has been identified, raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity. (2019-10-18)
NIH pairs cutting-edge neuroethics with ground-breaking neurotechnologies
With support from the National Institutes of Health's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, scientists are developing powerful new devices and technologies to monitor and regulate brain activity. (2019-10-18)
Novel nanoprobes show promise for optical monitoring of neural activity
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed ultrasensitive nanoscale optical probes to monitor the bioelectric activity of neurons and other excitable cells. (2019-10-18)
BARseq builds a better brain map
A brain mapping technique called BARseq is capable of mapping thousands of neurons in a single mouse, at single neuron resolution, while also detailing which neuron expresses what genes. (2019-10-17)
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. (2019-10-17)
Embryo's early development revealed in a dish
Rice University bioscientists develop a method to observe patterns of early embryonic development, during which ectodermal cells diverge toward their fates as skin, organs and the nervous system. (2019-10-17)
How hunger makes food tastier: a neural circuit in the hypothalamus
Using optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Okazaki, Japan, identified brain circuits underlying hunger-induced changes in the preferences for sweet and aversive tastes in mice. (2019-10-16)
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. (2019-10-16)
Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment
The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time by an international collaboration of university research teams. (2019-10-11)
AI-based cytometer detects rare cells in blood using magnetic modulation and deep learning
Researchers at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, led by Prof. (2019-10-10)
Food comas and long-term memories -- New research points to an appetizing connection
There may be a connection between food comas -- resting after eating -- and the formation of long-term memories, a team of neuroscientists concludes based on its study on brain activity in sea slugs. (2019-10-10)
Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed a new system for keeping tissue viable for long-term study once transferred from an animal to a culture medium. (2019-10-09)
New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute
Using a fluorescent probe that lights up when brain cells are electrically active, MIT and Boston University researchers found they can image the activity of many neurons at once, in mice brains. (2019-10-09)
How can ultrasonic brain stimulation cure brain diseases?
IBS scientists found a calcium channel expressed in astrocytes in the brain to be a highly sensitive target for LILFU-induced neuronal activity in the motor cortex, such as tail movement. (2019-10-08)
Computer model helps make sense of human memory
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and the RIKEN Center for Brain Science have created an artificial network to simulate the brain, demonstrating that tinkering with inhibitory circuits leads to extended memory. (2019-10-07)
Key to learning and forgetting identified in sleeping brain
Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. (2019-10-03)
Implanted memories teach birds a song
A new songbird study that shows memories can be implanted in the brain to teach vocalizations -- without any lessons from the parent. (2019-10-03)
Physical activity and good fitness improve cardiac regulation in children
A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. (2019-10-02)
Fragmented physical activity linked to greater mortality risk
Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity--spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity--may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-10-02)
Machine learning predicts behavior of biological circuits
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a machine learning approach to modeling the interactions between complex variables in engineered bacteria that would otherwise be too cumbersome to predict. (2019-10-02)
Fish fathers exhibit signatures of 'baby brain' that may facilitate parental care behavior
Many new parents are familiar with terms like 'baby brain' or 'mommy brain' that hint at an unavoidable decline in cognitive function associated with the hormonal changes of pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal caregiving. (2019-09-30)
How meaning is represented in the human brain
Representations reflecting non-linguistic experience have been detected in brain activity during reading in study of healthy, native English speakers published in JNeurosci. (2019-09-30)
Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed
Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we're able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and it involves a huge and complex set of computations in the brain. (2019-09-30)
Can excessive athletic training make your brain tired? New study says yes
You'd expect excessive athletic training to make the body tired, but can it make the brain tired too? (2019-09-26)
How neural circuits form in a developing embryo
A new imaging method follows young neurons in a developing embryo as they progress from a messy jumble of cells into a coordinated control center. (2019-09-26)
The secret of motivation
Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. (2019-09-26)
Neurons' response to seizure-induced stress reduces seizure severity
In response to seizures, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a network of flattened tubes in the cell that packages and transports proteins, triggers a stress response that reduces brain activity and seizure severity. (2019-09-26)
How neuronal recognition of songbird calls unfolds over time
A novel computational approach sheds new light on the response of neurons in the brain of a songbird when it hears and interprets the meaning of another bird's call. (2019-09-26)
AI helps scientists predict depression outcomes
Two studies led by UT Southwestern provide evidence for the impact of biology by using artificial intelligence to identify patterns of brain activity that make people less responsive to certain antidepressants. (2019-09-25)
Brain stimulation prevents anxiety-induced decrease in motor performances
Researchers in the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and the Centre national de la recherché scientifique used fMRI to discover a new neural mechanism involving the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex to explain how anxiety deteriorates physical performance. (2019-09-24)
Mice, like humans, fidget when deep in thought
By measuring the brain activity of mice during decision making, neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory observed that like humans, mice also seemed to fidget, or make uninstructed movements unrelated to the trained task. (2019-09-24)
Synchronised or independent neurons: this is how the brain encodes information
'Like a group of people who whistle a very similar tune': It is the phenomenon of 'co-relation', in which individual neurons do not always act as independent units in receiving and transmitting information but as groups of individuals with similar and simultaneous actions. (2019-09-23)
Wearable brain-machine interface could control a wheelchair, vehicle or computer
Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires. (2019-09-19)
Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe
A team of physicists and computer scientists at ETH Zurich has developed a new approach to the problem of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. (2019-09-18)
Study stresses the importance of staying physically active and the negative effects of even short-term inactivity
A new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Brain activity intensity drives need for sleep
The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish, published in Neuron. (2019-09-16)
Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves
Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light -- bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots. (2019-09-16)
Play equipment that gets kids moving
Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children. (2019-09-16)
Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way
While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization. (2019-09-13)
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