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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 15, 2020
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Exposure to a certain single-celled parasite became the infamous face of ‘crazy cat people’ syndrome, but perhaps unjustly so.
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Sorting through past experiences to help make our best choices possible.
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In this video NPR tackles the questions why do we play, and are we the only ones who play?
  • NPR
What can "sweet-blind" mice tell us about sugar and our brain?
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Learn about rats, fruit flies, and more of the most important organisms used for biomedical research with these articles.
  • The Conversation
Beginning on October 1, researchers seeking NIH grants must balance male and female cells and animals in their NIH funded research.
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Human brain cell transplantation makes mice smart. The transplanted cells are not neurons and the cells communicate without using electricity.
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Neurons communicate with muscles in special kinds of connections called neuromuscular junctions. These exchanges help muscles to flex.
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Whiskers give mice a tactile advantage. Scientists study the brains of mutant mice to learn about the development of specific brain regions, such as those involved in touch.
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