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March 3, 2017
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Experimental implant shows promise for restoring voluntary movement after spinal cord injury

UCLA scientists test electrical stimulation that bypasses injury; technique boosts patient’s finger control, grip strength up to 300 percent A spinal stimulator being tested by doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is showing promise in restoring hand strength and … Continue reading

August 17, 2014
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Mutation Stops Worms from Getting Drunk

AUSTIN, Texas — Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. … Continue reading

May 20, 2013
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‘You’re awesome … just get out of your own way!’

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Judson Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist at Yale University, outlines several common ways that we get in our own way, and details how his clinical research has found that techniques to help us get … Continue reading

March 2, 2013
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Songbirds’ Brains Coordinate Singing with Intricate Timing, Study Shows

Research may help explain how human brain governs speech As a bird sings, some neurons in its brain prepare to make the next sounds while others are synchronized with the current notes—a coordination of physical actions and brain activity that … Continue reading

March 1, 2013
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For This Doctor, Hope Amidst Fear is the Best Medicine

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa may not be able to cure his patients’ brain cancer, but there is one thing that the internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist can provide them with: hope. During a recent visit to campus Quiñones-Hinojosa discussed his journey … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
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Mammalian Brain Knows Where It’s at

A new study in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual. Knowing where this fundamental process occurs could help treat disease … Continue reading

February 16, 2012
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UCLA Scientists Boost Memory By Stimulating Key Site in Brain

*Mechanism holds potential for improving recall in dementia patients* Have you ever gone to the movies and forgotten where you parked the car? New UCLA research may one day help you improve your memory. UCLA neuroscientists have demonstrated that they can … Continue reading

November 5, 2011
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Bird Song Yields a New Understanding of Cooperation

*A bird duet springs forth from each bird’s knowledge of the entire song* The site of a volcano isn’t the first place one might think of to study cooperation. But neuroscientist Eric Fortune of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues went … Continue reading