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New York Times

New York Times
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:14:34 -0700

The key to their success, said the lead researcher, Rudolph E. Tanzi of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was a suggestion by his colleague Doo Yeon Kim to grow human brain cells in a gel, where they formed networks as in an actual brain.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:23:37 -0700

Counting brain cells helps scientists explain how humans differ from other animals, but until recently, enumerating billions of cells by species was too onerous a task to tackle. That changed with the work of a Brazilian researcher who pioneered a ...

Discover Magazine (blog)

Discover Magazine (blog)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700

For the first time, neuroscientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have grown functioning human brain cells that develop Alzheimer's disease in a petri dish. The breakthrough offers researchers a new method to test cures and decipher the origins ...

Discover Magazine

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Researchers, in a new paper published online in the journal Nature, describe a 3-D cell culturing system they developed for studying the plaques and tangles that are suspected of giving rise to Alzheimer's disease. It involves growing human brain cells ...

Science World Report

Science World Report
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0700

You may think that dying brain cells are a bad thing but for birds, it's a natural part of their yearly cycle. Brain cells the multiply to help birds sing their best during breeding season end up dying back naturally later in the year. Now, scientists ...

Bioscience Technology

Bioscience Technology
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700

Neurons of love: A newly discovered type of brain cell responds to oxytocin and so regulates female mice's interest in males, but only when the females are in heat. These star-shaped neurons (above) are shown within a brain region called the medial ...
Imperial College London
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:22:30 -0700

Researchers have identified a key mechanism in the birth of new brain cells, with implications for treating brain injury and diseases. Neurogenesis is the process by which new brain cells are generated. The details of how and why brain cells continue ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:28:13 -0700

The cells in this small section of the brain are thought to tie together the firing of other brain cells related to vision and the ability to perceive faces. A 2010 study of pareidolia, the perception of random shapes as faces—such as seeing Mother ...

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