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Babies' brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering

University of Sydney researchers are launching a world-first study to see if it's possible to detect whether a baby will go on ...

Novel study on dopamine neurons could instruct research into mobility and neurological disorders

University of Leicester team find for the first time when and why dopamine releasing cells in the forebrain are activated ...

New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons

For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons. ... Full story

Walking on ice takes more than brains

Salk scientists discover how a "mini-brain" in the spinal cord aids in balance ... Full story

Brain-training children’s book fast-tracks development

An innovative new children’s book has been launched to aid self-control, school readiness and academic success. ... Full story

Sex Differences Found in Brain Mechanisms Important for Learning

Women tend to become addicted to drugs and relapse faster than men, though the biological reasons are not completely clear. Now, investigators at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that high levels of estrogen may lead to a unique kind of learning that could explain why women are more susceptible to addiction. ... Full story

New biological evidence reveals link between brain inflammation and major depression

TORONTO – A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent. ... Full story

Sports and exercise expert to warn of dangers of concussion at latest RCSI MiniMed lectures

Medical preparation for Kilimanjaro trek to be discussed in public talk ... Full story

Brain Region Vulnerable to Aging is Larger in Those with Longevity Gene Variant

1 in 5 Carry KLOTHO Allele Associated with Better Cognition ... Full story

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