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neurobiology

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Flies run on tiny treadmills, watch videos for science

Stanford scientists set flies up on a fly-sized treadmill, showed them videos, and discovered a common thread between the insects and humans.

By Jan. 27, 2014

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Gates Foundation offers $100k for 'next-gen condom'

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that if condoms actually felt better to use, global health could improve substantially.

By Mar. 22, 2013

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Monkeys move virtual arms with their minds

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have enabled rhesus monkeys to move a pair of arms in a virtual environment using just their brain activity.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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A little black dress that speaks to schizophrenia

U.K. design students fashion powerful garments that aim to explain the neuroscientific underpinnings of bipolar disorder, epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer's, and more.

By Apr. 5, 2013

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Could Mars voyage cause Alzheimer's in astronauts?

Research into space radiation exposure suggests new risk to long-distance astronauts -- symptoms of dementia.

By Jan. 3, 2013

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Does cocaine permanently change brain structure?

Scientists at the University of Missouri are using computational models to show how the brain's synaptic mechanisms react to cocaine, which could help shape effective treatment.

By Sep. 22, 2009

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Study to test human ability to control robotics with the mind

University researchers win DARPA funding to test a tiny, 10x10 array of electrodes implanted on the brain to help move robotic arms.

By Feb. 17, 2011

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IBM says new chip mimics the human brain

Big Blue's new cognitive computing chips are designed to combine "digital neurons" and "on-chip synapses" and could enable applications that tackle some of the thorniest problems in computing.

By Aug. 17, 2011

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The traits of people with computer-like memories

People with so-called super-autobiographical memories appear to share certain traits--left-handedness, for example.

By Mar. 17, 2009