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Researchers identify brain areas activated by itch-relieving drug

Gil Yosipovitch, professor and chair of dermatology at Temple’s School of Medicine, explained that chronic itching, which affects roughly 12 percent of ...

Lift weights, improve your memory

Study finds that one short bout of resistance exercise can enhance episodic memory ...

A closer look at neural correlations when we use tools

What happens in our brain when we unlock a door? ... Full story

Iowa State University research explores new possibilities for the treatment of epilepsy

This image depicts a section of a brain a week after an initial seizure. In such cases, microglial cells, stained green, sometimes engulf and attack neurons, stained red. Two drugs currently being tested in an ISU biomedical sciences lab may silence or control the microglial cells and prevent spontaneous seizures. Photo courtesy of Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy. Larger image. ... Full story

Favorite Music Triggers Specific Brain Activity

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Listening to a favorite song seems to trigger a common pattern of brain activity, regardless of genre, a small study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests. ... Full story

Research mimics brain cells to boost memory power

Researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. ... Full story

Researchers Show EEG's Potential to Reveal Depolarizations Following TBI

CINCINNATI—The potential for doctors to measure damaging "brain tsunamis” in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute. ... Full story

Teenage boys and girls who’ve had a traumatic brain injury show different rates of harmful behaviour, study finds

By Geoff Koehler -Teenagers who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, especially girls, also reported significantly higher rates of harmful behaviour, according to new research. ... Full story

New learning mechanism for individual nerve cells

The traditional view is that learning is based on the strengthening or weakening of the contacts between the nerve cells in the brain. However, this has been challenged by new research findings from Lund University in Sweden. These indicate that there is also a third mechanism – a kind of clock function that gives individual nerve cells the ability to time their reactions. ... Full story

Research mimics brain cells to boost memory power

RMIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. ... Full story

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