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New role identified for astrocytes in brain processing.

The brain is comprised of billions of brain cells, a vast network of synapses and neurons transmitting electronic impulses like many stars in an infinite universe. A crucial support system … Continue Reading New role identified for astrocytes in brain processing.

Somatosensory neuron receptors used to form brown fat, have implications for diabetes and obesity.

Brown or good fat has long been investigated as a treatment for obesity and Type 2 diabetes due to the fact it burns energy faster than white fat, a type … Continue Reading Somatosensory neuron receptors used to form brown fat, have implications for diabetes and obesity.

Study identifies the genetic cause and mechanism for noise-induced hearing loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is becoming increasingly prevalent. Urban crowding means that large cities are getting noisier, particularly in developing countries. WHO predicts that by 2030, one billion people will … Continue Reading Study identifies the genetic cause and mechanism for noise-induced hearing loss.

Researchers begin to map sensory over-responsivity in autistic children and adolescents.

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a team of UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map sensory over-responsivity in autistic children and adolescents.

Scientists begin to map spinal chord-to-brain circuitry responsible for chronic pain.

When a person touches something hot or bumps into a sharp object, it’s no surprise that it hurts. But for people with certain chronic pain disorders, including fibromyalgia and phantom … Continue Reading Scientists begin to map spinal chord-to-brain circuitry responsible for chronic pain.

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