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'Chaperone' compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer's treatment

April 21, 2014

“Our findings identify a novel class of pharmacologic agents that are designed to treat neurologic disease by targeting a defect in cell biology, rather than a defect in molecular biology,” said Scott Small, MD, the Boris and Rose Katz Professor of Neurology. 

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Biology

TED Talks. "Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains?"

Filmed March 2013

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. 45 more words

Technology

Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark beginning of memories

April 14, 2014

“This is like seeing the brain form memory traces in real time,” said Knierim, senior author of the research. “Seeing for the first time the brain creating a spatial firing field tied to a specific behavioral experience suggests that the map can be updated rapidly and robustly to lay down a memory of that experience.”

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Biology