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High-resolution atomic imaging of specimens in liquid by TEM using graphene liquid cell

High-resolution atomic imaging of specimens in liquid by TEM using graphene liquid cell | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a technology that enables scientists and engineers to observe processes occurring in liquid media on the smallest possible scale which is less than a nanometer

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Anticipation of stressful situations accelerates cellular aging

Anticipation of stressful situations accelerates cellular aging | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives, but it may also contribute to stress-related increased risk for the diseases of aging, according to a study by UCSF researchers.
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Researchers visualize the development of Parkinson's cells

New technology from the University of Bonn in Germany lets researchers observe the development of the brain cells responsible for the disease.

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Why many cells are better than one

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have quantified the number of possible decisions that an individual cell can make after receiving a cue from its environment, and surprisingly, it's only two.
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Scientists grow human brain cells

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Scientists are growing brain cells from people in families with a history of mental illness to test new treatments.
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Short-term memory is based on synchronized brain oscillations

Short-term memory is based on synchronized brain oscillations | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Scientists have now discovered how different brain regions cooperate during short-term memory.

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Songbird brain synapses and glial cells capable of synthesizing estrogen

Songbird brain synapses and glial cells capable of synthesizing estrogen | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Colin Saldanha, a biology professor at American University, has always been intrigued by the hormone estrogen. Specifically, how the hormone that does so much (for example, it promotes sexual behavior in women but can also increase susceptibility to seizures) does not cause major cross circuit meltdowns.

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Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Directly Into Neurons, Skipping IPS Stage

“We are now much closer to being able to mimic brain or neurological diseases in the laboratory,we may perhaps even be able to one day use these cells for human therapies.”

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