Scientists try to crack the brain\'s memory codes
In a pair of studies, scientists explored how the human brain stores and retrieves memories. One study suggests that the brain etches each memory into unique firing patterns of individual neurons. Meanwhile, the second study ...
Long-term memories made with meaningful information
When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent study.
Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson\'s could start in gut endocrine cells
A potential new mechanism has been identified in both mice and human endocrine cells that populate the small intestines. Inside these cells is a protein called alpha-synuclein, which is known to go awry and lead to damaging c...
Female and male mice suffer, recover from TBI differently
Male mice have much greater brain distress in the week following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than female mice, including skyrocketing inflammation and nerve cell death, say researchers.