Category: "Memory"

Brain cells capable of ‘early-career’ switch

Brain cells capable of ‘early-career’ switch

Salk scientists find a single molecule that controls the fate of mature sensory neurons Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons — which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain — is much more flexible than previously believed. By studying sensory neurons in mice, the Salk team found that […]

Why are Girls Diagnosed with Autism Less than Boys?

Why are Girls Diagnosed with Autism Less than Boys?

According to research, girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) less commonly than boys–a fact attributed to unique underlying genetic and neurobiological characteristics in girls and boys with ASD. However, identifying behavioral differences between the sexes within ASD has been problematic as well as controversial. Based on recent data, the prevalence of autism in […]

Epilepsy Drugs Could Be Used To Prevent Or Treat Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Epilepsy Drugs Could Be Used To Prevent Or Treat Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease

With the lack of reliable treatment for Alzheimer’s disease today, neurologists have focused their attention on treating the disease or at the very least delaying its onset. A recent study conducted at the University of British Columbia has found that drugs used to prevent or reduce the severity of epileptic seizures, also known as anticonvulsants, could […]

New insight into how brain makes memories

New insight into how brain makes memories

Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a neighboring neuron. A team of biologists at Vanderbilt University, headed by Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Donna Webb, studies how these connections are formed at the molecular and cellular level. […]

Brain ‘Tsunami’ May be Hidden Cause of SUDEP

Brain ‘Tsunami’ May be Hidden Cause of SUDEP

Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsy A slow, depolarizing electrical wave – sometimes called a “brain tsunami” – may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, a disorder that kills as many as 4,000 people in the United States each year, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a […]

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