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To understand dementia, scientists are looking anew at a neglected piece of the puzzle: the web of blood vessels nourishing the brain.
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Specialized janitors clean up the zone between two neurons after one sends a chemical signal to the other.
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Retinal ganglion cells are the conduit between the eyes and the brain.
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A network of supporting cells, called oligodendrocytes, acts as electricians of the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 20, 2020.
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As physicians attempt to identify mental illness, they face a diagnostic system that includes nearly 300 disorders. To improve the system, researchers look into genetics.
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One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 13, 2020.
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The hundreds of visible bumps that cover your tongue are not, in fact, taste buds.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 6, 2020.
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The brain may direct movement, but it’s motor neurons that make it happen.
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Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
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