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Deep sleep may be critical to flushing out your brain’s ‘toxic waste’

Scientific American | 
Why sleep has restorative—or damaging—effects on cognition and brain health has been an enduring mystery in biology. Researchers think cerebrospinal ...
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Electrical ‘brain ripples’ could boost memory for the elderly, Alzheimer’s patients

Scientific American | 
Specific patterns of brain activity are thought to underlie specific processes or computations important for various mental faculties, such as ...
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There’s something in elderly blood that hurts our brains. Is this protein the culprit?

Scientific American | 
Something in elderly blood is bad for brains. Plasma from old mice or humans worsens cognition and biological indicators of ...
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Ketamine for depression—what we know about how it changes the brain

Scientific American | 
The FDA's approval [of ketamine for depression] marks the first genuinely new type of psychiatric drug—for any condition—to be brought ...
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Insomnia linked to neuropsychiatric disorders rather than ‘sleep regulation’, genetic studies show

Scientific American | 
[T]wo studies published [March 11] in Nature Genetics provide first peeks at the biological basis of insomnia, implicating specific brain regions and ...
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Are you an early bird or a night owl? Simple blood test could answer the question

Scientific American | 
Are you an early-rising lark or a night owl? These terms have gained scientific credibility, with researchers determining such differences ...
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Cataloguing brain cells to better understand how our minds work

Scientific American | 
If you stumbled across a radio or a computer and had no idea how it worked, you would likely first ...
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Could we ‘rewire our brains’ to stop sugar cravings?

Scientific American | 
Imagine if we could rewire our brains so that tastes we usually crave became unpleasant—or even nullify responses to taste ...
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Faulty wiring? Tracing damaged circuits linked to autism, schizophrenia

Scientific American | 
Neuroscientists today know a lot about how individual neurons operate but remarkably little about how large numbers of them work ...
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Inside the minds of people with obsessive-compulsive disorders

Scientific American | 
About 10 years ago David Adam scratched his finger on a barbed wire fence...As a science journalist and author of ...
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Hunting for DNA: Piecing together autism’s genetic puzzle

Spectrum | 
It’s been 10 years since Michael Wigler had a breakthrough revelation in autism genetics...[when he] reported that ‘de novo’ mutations — those that ...
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Closer to curing Alzheimer’s as new drug reaches landmark stage in clinical trial

Scientific American | 
Although there are currently no approved therapies that slow or stop progression of [Alzheimer's Disease], several approaches are showing promise ...

New, improved brain implants can ‘talk’ to single neuron

Scientific American | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Brain implants have been ...

Exercise, stress speeds brain’s ability to repair iteself

Nature | 
Running helps mice to recover from a type of blindness caused by sensory deprivation early in life, researchers report. The ...