Summary: Study reports brain tumors may arise when damaged brain tissue does not heal correctly. Researchers say some glioblastoma form when the normal healing process gets derailed by mutations. This process could begin many years before patients become symptomatic of brain cancer.
Source: University of Toronto
Summary: Chiari 1 malformation, a common brain disorder, appears to be caused to two genetic mutations associated with brain development.
Summary: Smaller brain volumes in the cingulate cortex, insular, and superior frontal cortex predict an increased likelihood of developing PTSD three months after brain injury.
Summary: Researchers have identified a direct cellular interaction between the nervous system and the immune system. Pain sensing neurons around the lymph nodes can modulate lymph node activity.
Source: Broad Institute
Summary: Interpreting computer code activates general-purpose brain networks, but not language processing areas.
Summary: A new algorithm capable of inferring goals and plans could help machines better adapt to the imperfect nature of human planning.
Source: Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL
Summary: Our brains work harder to process information when we read about movement in a way that is not typical of our native languages.
Source: Georgia State University
Summary: The human brain contains a perspective-adjusted neural representation for factual information and more elusive cortical signaling representing the computations of possibilities.
Summary: Study provides the most detailed and complete characterization of diversity in neural types in the brain to date.
Summary: Those exposed to cocoa flavanols performed better at cognitive tests and showed increases in brain oxygenation.
Source: University of Illinois
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