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How Memories Form and Fade

How Memories Form and Fade Strong memories are encoded by teams of neurons working together in synchrony Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven’t seen in years yet easily forget ...

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A heavyweight candidate for dark matter

Looking at dark matter: this photo is a montage of several images and shows the colliding galaxy clusters collectively known as the “Bullet Cluster” (1E 0657-56). The galaxies visible in optical light in the background image are overlaid with X-rays ...

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A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility

A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility New research effort aims to help people walk again by combining exoskeletons with spinal stimulation. Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural and stable locomotion to individuals ...

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The Moral Mind

Weber and his lab developed MoNA, the Moral Narrative Analyzer, which promises to revolutionize the field. Photo Credit: René Weber The Moral Mind Researcher blazes the way in our understanding of moral sensibilities By Harrison Tasoff Moral framing is more ...

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Biomarkers indicate health in old age

Researchers have identified a set of biomarkers for health in old age in human blood. © Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing Biomarkers indicate health in old age Researchers can determine the disease vulnerability of older people using a ...

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Why We Need to Let Our Children Sleep

A young student asleep at school. (Getty Images) Why We Need to Let Our Children Sleep Dr. Jennifer Papa Kanaan Jennifer Papa Kanaan, M.D., is a pulmonary/critical care physician who specializes in child and adolescent sleep disorders at the UConn ...

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Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

EPFL scientists are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve. Their preliminary study on animals uses a new type of neural electrode and provides distinct signals. Optic nerve stimulation to aid ...

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