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Tag: neural circuits

November 2019
Neurons in zebrafish spinal motor circuit

New technique follows single neurons from birth to brain circuit

by  /  1 November 2019

A new technique lets researchers watch brain circuits as they’re being built, starting from the individual neurons birth.

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October 2019
Neurons inside mouse brain are highlighted in a 3D view

New database tracks more than a thousand mouse neurons

by  /  25 October 2019

A new resource that traces individual neurons in the mouse brain may reveal how distant brain regions communicate.

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Group of images of neurons glow green

New technique records neuronal teamwork in live mice

by  /  23 October 2019

A new imaging technique detects specific groups of firing neurons in the brains of moving mice, enabling scientists to study brain activity linked to a particular behavior.

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Neurons in a fish glow green.

Erasable sensor of brain activity could reveal roots of social behavior

by  /  23 October 2019

Researchers unveiled a reversible new technique for labeling active neurons in freely moving animals.

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Smart phone with augmented reality app

Augmented-reality app brings research images to life

by  /  22 October 2019

A new mobile app enhances scientific images by displaying augmented-reality renderings of the complete data over printed figures.

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linked hands in a pattern intertwined with DNA showing some broken parts, symbolizing mutations

Rett syndrome’s link to autism, explained

by  /  21 October 2019

Studies of Rett syndrome hint at genes, cells and brain circuits that may be involved in autism — and may pave the way to treatments for both conditions.

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Rodent drinks water in machine-learning experiment

Algorithms may predict mouse behavior from brain activity

by  /  21 October 2019

Researchers have created a suite of digital tools that break complex mouse behaviors into discrete parts and link them to the animals’ brain activity.

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Cerebellum brain cells, light micrograph.

U.S. initiative grapples with ethical questions on brain research

by  /  19 October 2019

Khara Ramos explains how the Brain Initiative incorporates the emerging field of ‘neuroethics’ into the research it funds.

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Wireless device showers mouse brains with drugs, light

by  /  4 October 2019

A novel implant that delivers complex combinations of drugs and light to mouse brains may uncover the pathways that underlie repetitive behaviors in autistic people.

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September 2019
row of babies playing with toys that look like genome sequence

Studies of tuberous sclerosis may shed light on biology of autism

by  /  24 September 2019

Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.

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