MRI study shows consistency in how the brain rewires itself due to deafness
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(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with affiliations to several institutions in Poland has found that the brains of people born with congenital deafness rewire themselves to repurpose the part of the brain normally ...
Research team develops treatment algorithm for bionic hand reconstruction
2 hours ago
A research group led by Oskar Aszmann of the Department of Surgery at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital has developed a treatment algorithm or protocol that can be used to establish which patients with global injuries ...
In mouse model of Rett syndrome, research reveals how adult learning is impaired in females
3 hours ago
Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism very likely have their origin at the dawn of life, with the emergence of inappropriate connectivity between nerve cells in the brain. In one such disorder, Rett syndrome, the pathology ...
Blocking neuron signaling pathway could lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy
16 hours ago
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen ...
Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same
19 hours ago
The purpose of speech is communication, not speed—so perhaps some new research findings, while counterintuitive, should come as no surprise. Whether we speak quickly or slowly, the new study suggests, we end up conveying ...
First cell culture of live adult human neurons shows potential of brain cell types
19 hours ago
Studying brain disorders in people and developing drugs to treat them has been slowed by the inability to investigate single living cells from adult patients. In a first-of-its-kind study published in Cell Reports this week, ...
Mounting challenge to brain sex differences
19 hours ago
How different are men and women's brains? The latest evidence to address this controversy comes from a study at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where a meta-analysis of human amygdala volumes found no ...
Scientists find sensor that makes synapses fast
20 hours ago
Synapses, the connections between neurons, come in different flavors, depending on the chemical they use as transmitter. Signal transmitters, or neurotransmitters, are released at the synapse after calcium ions flow into ...
New insight into role of cell protein in learning ability and AIDS-related dementia
23 hours ago
Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein which was also found to affect learning ...
Candidates for bionic hand reconstruction
Jan 17, 2017
Bionic hand? No longer only an image conjured by science fiction, bionic hands return functionality in cases of traumatic nerve and muscle loss. Certainly something to consider if you've lost your hand in an accident, but ...