9 Sep 2022 - 14:00
Highlights Researchers have found that a well-known gene, Tob, plays an important role in reducing depression, fear, and anxiety. This conclusion was drawn after several different experiments...
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16 Aug 2022 - 18:00
In learning to communicate, a good teacher is essential. Take zebra finches, for example. Juveniles of the species learn songs directly from a tutor – usually their father – through a social...
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9 Aug 2022 - 00:00
Neurons, the specialized cells of the nervous system, are possibly the most complicated cell type ever to have evolved. In humans, these cells are capable of processing and transmitting vast sums of...
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22 Jun 2022 - 11:17
Highlights A new study has revealed how tau – a microtubule-binding protein that is implicated in Alzheimer’s disease – weakens transmission across synapses in the brains of mice When injected...
Type: Press release
13 Dec 2021 - 00:00
Earlier this year, Google Asia Pacific made an unrestricted gift of US$30K to support Professor Jun Tani’s research. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) would...
Type: News Article
7 Dec 2021 - 17:00
Highlights Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, form the first line of defense against neurogenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. However, questions surrounding how the...
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20 Oct 2021 - 00:00
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12 Apr 2021 - 11:28
The human brain is jampacked with neurons – 86 billion of them – connected in a vast, complex network that controls how we move, think, talk and make memories. Vital information is exchanged across...
Type: News Article
19 Mar 2021 - 10:20
What can scientists learn when they investigate the brain activity behind the behavior of living creatures? Take, for example, coleoid cephalopods, a group of marine invertebrates that includes...
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20 Jan 2021 - 09:00
Researchers looked at neurons within the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that, when damaged, can severely impact a person’s motor ability, making seemingly simple reaching-and-grasping tasks...
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22 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our brains, responsible for receiving information from the outside world and conveying this information to the rest of our body. To work correctly, they need...
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18 Dec 2020 - 19:00
Scientists in Japan’s brain science project have used machine intelligence to improve the accuracy and reliability of a powerful brain-mapping technique, a new study reports. Their development,...
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