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  1. UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

    UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

    Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) are starting the first clinical trial in the world using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy. The study, supported by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, will assess the feasibility, safety and initial effectiveness of focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy (ablate) diseased brain tissue that causes seizures. The...

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  2. Scientists track unexpected mechanisms of memory

    Scientists track unexpected mechanisms of memory

    Do you remember Simone Biles’s epic gymnastics floor routine that earned her a fifth Olympic medal? Our brains hold on to memories like these via physical changes in synapses, the tiny connections between neurons. A new study by researchers at Duke University and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience reveals unexpected molecular mechanisms by which these changes take place....

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  3. Researchers propose new explanation for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

    Researchers propose new explanation for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

      Until recently, scientists thought they understood one of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The syndrome, which is associated with autism, was believed to be linked primarily to overactivity in a molecular pathway in the brain. But then, in 2014, two large-scale, multinational clinical trials aimed...

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