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Henry Markram Talks Brain Simulation

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Henry Markram Talks Brain Simulation
The preliminary work for simulating the human brain is already under way
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A flip switch for binge-eating?

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A flip switch for binge-eating?
Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.
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How circadian clocks communicate with each other

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How circadian clocks communicate with each other
Multiple biological clocks control the daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in animals and humans. Whether and how these clocks are connected with each other is still a largely open question. A new study now shows that a central clock governs the circadian rhythms in certain cases.
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Scientists remotely move a mouse’s whiskers with electrodes outside its brain
This new method can stimulate deep parts of the brain without surgery and — if it pans out in humans — it could be very helpful for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s, depression, or epilepsy.
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Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we're dieting
A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.
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Scientists assemble working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis linked to occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields
Workplace exposure to electromagentic fields is linked to a higher risk of developing the most common form of motor neurone disease
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Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured, researchers find
A new UCLA study could change scientists' understanding of how the brain works—and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that "think" more like humans.
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Scientists get the green light to resurrect the dead with stem cells
(Minds) Bioquark, a biotech company based in the United States, has been given the go-ahead to begin research on 20 brain-dead patients, in an attempt to stimulate and regrow neurons and, literally, bring the patients back from the dead.
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Virtual Neurons Created by Blue Brain and the Allen Institute
The Allen Institute for Brain Science is releasing new, highly realistic computer models of neurons. The models were developed using tools and expertise from the Blue Brain Project.
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