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Intracortical Microstimulation: Regaining the senses of touch and movement
Victor de Lafuente
Artificially activating certain neurons in the cortex can make a tetraplegic patient feel naturalistic sensations of skin pressure and arm movement.
Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
Stem Cell Tumors:
Jennifer A Malin, Claude Desplan
A long non-coding RNA molecule called cherub is a driver of tumor development.
Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Tuberculous Meningitis: Can aspirin help?
Ashwini Kalantri, Shriprakash Kalantri
Using a combination of aspirin, anti-tuberculosis drugs and steroids may help to reduce the number of strokes and deaths in patients with tuberculous meningitis.
Neuronal Plasticity: Genetic signatures of memories
Vivek Sagar, Thorsten Kahnt
Memorable positive and negative experiences produce different profiles of gene expression in the brain areas associated with long-term memory.
Neuromuscular Disease: Protecting the nerve terminals
Jonathan D Glass
Maintaining the connections between nerve cells and muscle could help to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Spinal Cord Injury: Is the vagus nerve our neural connectome?
V Reggie Edgerton, Parag Gad
What are the implications of the vagus nerve being able to mediate the time-dependent plasticity of an array of sensorimotor networks?.
Reproducibility in Cancer Biology: The who, where and how of fusobacteria and colon cancer
Cynthia L Sears
The association between the bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum and human colon cancer is more complicated than it first appeared.
Intermediate Filaments: The sweet side of vimentin
Natasha T Snider et al.
A protein modification called O-linked glycosylation regulates the interactions between vimentin molecules under normal conditions, and the ability of Chlamydia bacteria to replicate after they infect cells.
Pupillometry: Consciousness reflected in the eyes
Woon Ju Park et al.
People with higher autistic traits display stronger fluctuations in pupil size when presented with an optical illusion.
Autism: Exploring the social brain
John P Welsh, Annette M Estes
How does the brain physiology of young children with autism differ from that of typically-developing children?.
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