Infectious Disease

Famed for discovering DNA’s double helix structure, the British scientist also studied the biological basis of consciousness.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 23, 2020.
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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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A man’s amnesia after brain surgery revealed important clues about the neurobiology of memory.
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Many scientists have tried to find an anatomical source of Einstein’s genius, to no avail.
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The brain’s star-shaped support cells protect neurons and maintain synapses.
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After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations — and new treatments may be on the horizon
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Concern for humanity guides Fei Fei Li’s human-centered approach to AI.
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Microglia patrol the brain, searching for signs of injury or infection and clearing away dead or damaged tissue.
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Basic research in mice turned into a “Eureka!” moment in the lab of Jamie Maguire.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 9, 2020
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The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
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