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Can we use a magnet to see brain inflammation?

The brain: that beautiful and complex organ that we all possess and use to control the body, and with which the body interacts in multiple ways. The embodied brain maintains - most of the time - a harmonious equilibrium that results in a robust and... click to read more

Views 1476
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 25, 2023
Surprising Behavior Changes in Genetically Modified Syrian Hamsters

Arginine-vasopressin (AVP) is a hormone with a variety of functions, including regulation of blood pressure and water balance. One of the first discoveries of an AVP action in the brain was the finding that it alters social behavior, enhancing a form of social communication in... click to read more

  • Susan Lee | PhD student at Georgia State University
  • Kim Huhman | Professor at Georgia State University
  • Jack Taylor | Postdoctoral research fellow  at Georgia State University
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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 30, 2023
To achieve goals, we definitively need our neurons

Every day we are choosing and performing actions to achieve goals. These goal-directed behaviors are motivated by the idea of goals in memory or mind. What were your last goal-directed actions? Maybe it was to purchase a croissant or repair your bike. Any of us... click to read more

  • Julien Courtin | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 10, 2023
The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Brain: It Is All in Your Head

Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is associated with respiratory illness, infection can cause a variety of neurological complications. In fact, many individuals report neurological symptoms during infection in the absence of fever, cough, shortness of breath, and/or other symptoms more typical of... click to read more

Views 2520
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 15, 2023
Solving A Decade-Long Mystery: Neurons Hold The Key To Rare Neurological Diseases

While humans are 99.999% the same at the DNA level, there are small variations in our DNAs known as alleles. Most differences in our alleles are harmless, but some alleles make us more susceptible to get diseases like cancer or dementia. Understanding how these alleles... click to read more

Views 2960
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 6, 2023