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The strain of living in global quarantine is making a bed for sleepless nights.
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Misbehaving neurons trigger seizures in the neurological disorder epilepsy.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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Dopamine works as a crucial messenger in our brains, with imbalances causing a variety of brain disorders.
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A new technique, MRI-guided focused ultrasound, is an emerging tool in the treatment of brain disorders.
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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of August 31, 2020.
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Oligodendrocytes insulate the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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Playing music may keep your brain healthy and fit as you age.
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The deadly Ebola virus could help battle the most lethal form of brain cancer: glioblastoma.
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Smelling salts can revive someone who fainted, and some athletes have been spotted taking a whiff during games. How does this centuries-old treatment work?
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Review this mock case study and determine the ‘patient’s’ diagnosis. Descriptions created from the 8th edition of the Brain Facts book. Part of the Brain Bee prep series.
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