Adult astrocytes are key to learning and memory

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveal that astrocytes, the most abundant cells in the brain, play a direct role in the regulation of neuronal circuits involved in learning and memory. The findings appear in the journal Neuron. «It has become increasingly clear that astrocytes are much more than supportive cells in the healthy adult…

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University of Montana researchers work on COVID-19 vaccine

MISSOULA — Researchers in the Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Montana have been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to identify and advance a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The principal investigator on the two-year award is Dr. Jay Evans, the center director and a research professor in UM’s…

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Academic Emergency Medicine and Wiley offer full access to online collection of breaking COVID-19 research

DES PLAINES, IL — To facilitate the rapid dissemination of COVID-19 findings, Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) journal, in collaboration with Wiley Publishing, is fast-tracking submissions related to COVID-19 and making the latest, most relevant research available in an easy-to-navigate, freely accessible online collection of accepted and citable articles. As of this date, the collection comprises…

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Novela Neurotech joins INCF’s Industry Advisory Council to advance open neuroscience

San Francisco, CA — Novela Neurotech, a medtech company at the forefront of accelerating novel neurological therapies through neural data curation, collaboration and sharing, is excited to join INCF’s Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to help guide efforts at industry and academic collaborations in the neuroscience, data science and neurotech sphere. INCF (the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating…

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Researchers rebuild the bridge between neuroscience and artificial intelligence

The origin of machine and deep learning algorithms, which increasingly affect almost all aspects of our life, is the learning mechanism of synaptic (weight) strengths connecting neurons in our brain. Attempting to imitate these brain functions, researchers bridged between neuroscience and artificial intelligence over half a century ago. However, since then experimental neuroscience has not…

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High density EEG produces dynamic image of brain signal source

Marking a major milestone on the path to meeting the objectives of the NIH BRAIN initiative, research by Carnegie Mellon’s Biomedical Engineering Department Head Bin He advances high-density electroencephalography (EEG) as the future paradigm for dynamic functional neuroimaging. The NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative motivates researchers to «produce a revolutionary new…

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The Fear of Coronavirus and Flu Colliding in the Fall

Could the United States face two epidemics at the same time next fall, flu and the coronavirus? That frightening idea was raised by Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during an interview on Tuesday with The Washington Post. He suggested that a new surge in coronavirus cases could…

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Bezos Takes Back the Wheel at Amazon

SEATTLE — At the end of February, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, were in France discussing climate change with President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace and celebrating atop the Eiffel Tower with the designer Diane von Furstenberg. Days later, paparazzi spotted the couple grabbing dinner at Carbone in New…

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Live Coronavirus Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Donald J. Trump speaking during his coronavirus news conference on Wednesday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times A doctor says he was removed after pressing for rigorous vetting of treatments embraced by Trump. The doctor who led the federal agency involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine said on Wednesday that…

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