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News Highlights:

The Human Connectome Project - $30 million funded

Malfunctioning protein contributes to Alzheimer’s plaques

The biology behind alcohol-induced blackouts

Insomniac flies resemble sleep-deprived humans

Changing brainwave pattern puts eyes on alert

Alan Anticevic, Ben Alter and Ann Stowe receive SfN Travel Awards

Changing brainwave pattern puts eyes on alert

2009 O'Leary Prize Recipients

Pain and itch responses regulated separately

Simple brain mechanisms explain arbitrary human visual decisions

Rapid changes in key Alzheimer's protein described in humans

Steroids in female mouse urine light up nose nerves of male mice

Brain tweak lets sleep-deprived flies stay sharp

Two graduate students and a postdoctoral fellow awarded prizes

Researches close in on origins of main ingredient of Alzheimer's plaque :: more

John Heuser named fellow of AAAS :: more

New $10 million McArthur project integrates law and neuroscience :: more

Epilepsy-induced brain damage prevented in the laboratory :: more

Study suggests existing drugs may be helpful in treating brain tumors :: more

High-density diffuse optical tomography to scan infant brains :: more

Brain's control network splits in two as children approach adulthood :: more

Brain's navigation system; specialized cells :: more

Brain's voluntary chain of commands :: more

Personality changes and dementia . :: more

Blocking stress protein decreases :: more

Different approach needed protecting premature infant brains. . . more

Slowing tumor growth :: more

Parkinson's drugs may ease stroke-related disability :: more

Stroke damage keeps brain regions from 'talking' . . . more

Light-activated compound silences nerves :: more

Genetic fingerprints identify origin of brain tumors :: more

Biological clock for smell in mice :: more

Lawsuits can stymie medical science :: more

Copper helps brain function. .more

Researchers find new learning strategy :: more

First biomarker for sleepiness identified :: more

Alzheimer's - new finding. :: more

Production of key Alzheimer's protein monitored for first time in humans :: more

Computerized atlas highlights plethora of changes in brain disorder. . .more

Scientists find receptor for molecule that helps synchronize fly's internal clocks. . .more

Region of DNA strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease. . .more

Brain cell activity increases levels of key ingredient in Alzheimer's placques. . .more

Light-sensing cells in retina develop before vision  .  .more

Brain scan, cerebrospinal fluid analysis may help predict Alzheimer's . . .more

With cochlear implants, earlier use leads to better speech . . .more

Scientists add mice to list of creatures that sing in the presence of mates. . . .more

New therapeutic target identified in inherited brain tumor disorder :: more

Molecular drug pump may reduce risk of Alzheimer's :: . more

Van Essen elected president of the Society for Neuroscience. . :: more

Memory study shows brain function in schizophrenia can improve . . :: more

Pomegranate juice for moms may help babies resist brain injury. :: more

Brain scan, cerebrospinal fluid analysis may help predict Alzhemier's . . more

Fruit fly brain study confirms complexity of neural development. :: more

Adult and child brains perform tasks differently  .  .more

Researchers closing in on the genetic structure of autism and related disorders . :: more

Brain networks may be key to odd attention deficit produced by some strokes. :: more

Sensitivity to alcohol affected by genes active in neurons. :: more

John C. Morris receives the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's research ...more

Neurosurgeon, T.S. Park, receives award for neurosurgery procedure. . . more

2005 James L. O'Leary Prize recipients:  . . . more

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's placques are cleared . :: more

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in worms: nervous system may regulate aging. :: more

Time is crucial when dealing with strokes. :: more

Brain tumor study reveals why treatment efforts fail in genetic disorder.   .  .more

Mice with depression-like behaviors reveal possible source of human depression.   .  .more

Blocking cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage in mouse brains :: .more

New Unit Devoted to Clinical Neurology Research. :: more

Hope Center Combines Area Resources to Study Neurological Diseases. Two St. Louis organizations have teamed up to create the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders :: more

Researchers Identify "Light Meter" that Controls Pupil Constriction :: . .more

Scientists Closing in on Nerve Proteins' Contributions to Memory and Hearing Loss :: more

Longevity protein may slow many neurodegenerative disorders :: more

Brain's vision center plays surprising role in movement, self-perception :: more

Natural mechanism in brain cells may resist stroke :: more

Scientists track protein linked to neurological movement disorder  :: more

Brain activity, including memory-processing, changes in Tourette Syndrome :: more

Small amounts of alcohol or anesthetics may damage the developing brain. :: .more

Imaging Damaged Brain Cells in Living Mice Provides Alzheimer's Clues :: more

Implanted Stimulator for Parkinson's Disease Impairs Cognitive Function :: more

There's More to Vision Than Meets the Eye :: more

Brain Areas Involved in Reading Change During Development :: more

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