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New brain tumour research Centre of Excellence is unveiled at QMUL

Patients, carers, scientists, clinicians and charities from across the UK will gather today for the launch of a ground-breaking new partnership between ...

Brain simulation raises questions

What does it mean to simulate the human brain? ...

Navigation for nerve cells

FLRT proteins direct precursors of pyramidal cells to their destination by attractant and repellent signals ... Full story

Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections

When it comes to the brain, "more is better" seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function. ... Full story

Brain Activity Provides Evidence for Internal “Calorie Counter”

As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, you may be thinking about how each food will taste and whether it’s nutritious, or you may be trying to decide what you’re in the mood for. ... Full story

Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits ... Full story

See-Through, One-Atom-Thick, Carbon Electrodes are a Powerful Tool for Studying Epilepsy, Other Brain Disorders, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene -- a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick -- to fabricate a new type of microelectrode that solves a major problem for investigators looking to understand the intricate circuitry of the brain. ... Full story

How the brain leads us to believe we have sharp vision

Psychologists from Bielefeld University publish study ... Full story

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