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Developing tools to enhance human memory

Developing tools to enhance human memory
The EU-funded RECALL project has been exploring ways of using technology to augment human memory, for instance by feeding data from purpose-built personal memory banks onto screens and other interfaces to replay and remind people of key information from events in the recent or distant past. Four European universities came together in the three-year RECALL project to research the possibilities of using technology to augment human memory.
19th January 2017

Analysing molecular mechanisms behind cognition

Analysing molecular mechanisms behind cognition
EU-funded scientists have investigated the role of synapse dysfunction in intellectual development and shed more light on the molecular mechanisms behind cognition. The aim MASDUHID (Molecular analysis of synaptic dysfunctions underlying human intellectual disabilities) project was to understand the synaptic molecular dysfunction associated with intellectual disorders, especially non-syndromic intellectual disability (NSID).
18th January 2017

Antibody design opens door for brain treatments

Antibody design opens door for brain treatments
Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier. In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University describes their development of a new antibody design that increases brain uptake of antibodies almost 100-fold. Immunotherapy entails treatment with antibodies; it is the fastest growing field in pharmaceutical development.
17th January 2017


Understanding the purpose of inhibitory neurons

Understanding the purpose of inhibitory neurons
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a computational model of a neural circuit in the brain, which could shed light on the biological role of inhibitory neurons — neurons that keep other neurons from firing. The model describes a neural circuit consisting of an array of input neurons and an equivalent number of output neurons.
9th January 2017

Tissue in the brain may underlie better face recognition

Tissue in the brain may underlie better face recognition
People are born with brains riddled with excess neural connections. Those are slowly pruned back until early childhood when, scientists thought, the brain’s structure becomes relatively stable. Now a pair of studies, published in the issues of Science and in Cerebral Cortex, suggest this process is more complicated than previously thought. For the first time, the group found microscopic tissue growth in the brain continues in regions that also show changes in function.
6th January 2017

A radiation-free approach to imaging molecules in the brain

A radiation-free approach to imaging molecules in the brain
Scientists hoping to get a glimpse of molecules that control brain activity have devised a probe that allows them to image these molecules without using any chemical or radioactive labels. Currently the gold standard approach to imaging molecules in the brain is to tag them with radioactive probes. However, these probes offer low resolution and they can’t easily be used to watch dynamic events, says Alan Jasanoff, an MIT professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences.
5th December 2016

Magnetic brain stimulation brings stowed memories back

Brad Postle’s lab, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is challenging the idea that working memory remembers things through sustained brain activity. They caught brains tucking less-important information away somewhere beyond the reach of the tools that typically monitor brain activity — and then they snapped that information back into active attention with magnets. Their latest study will be published in the journal Science.
5th December 2016

UW spinoff sells neural cells to drug researchers

UW spinoff sells neural cells to drug researchers
Leaders of the University of Wisconsin–Madison lab that first transformed human stem cells into brain cells have started a company that produces and sells specialised neurons to drug researchers. BrainXell develops neurons from stem cells in its Madison lab, then freezes them for shipment. Once thawed in the customer’s lab, the cells undergo a final step of specialisation and become neurons like those found in the spinal cord or brain.
2nd November 2016

Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience

Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience
For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to map the functions of brain cells and ultimately provide a better understanding what’s going on between our ears.
26th October 2016

Mapping serotonin dynamics in the living brain

Mapping serotonin dynamics in the living brain
MIT researchers have developed an imaging technique that, for the first time, enables three-dimensional mapping of serotonin as it’s reabsorbed into neurons, across multiple regions of the living brain. This technique, the researchers say, gives an unprecedented view of serotonin dynamics, and could be a powerful tool for the research and development of antidepressants.
21st October 2016


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