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Newswise: The smart-dumb question, a key to writing about — and understanding — immunology

The smart-dumb question, a key to writing about — and understanding — immunology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A New York Times journalist shared his key to reporting with a UAB honors seminar class. Both the reporter and the class want to understand how — for good or for bad — the human immune system works. UAB has one of the few in-depth undergraduate immunology programs in the nation.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Immunology, Neuro,

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13-Dec-2019 10:20 AM EST
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Newswise: Research reveals how muscles talk to the brain to regulate feeding behavior

Research reveals how muscles talk to the brain to regulate feeding behavior

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

A study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital sheds light on the mechanisms governing feeding behavior in fruit flies and how skeletal muscle communicates energy needs to the brain.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Neuro,

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Newswise: To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI

To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI

University of Georgia

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes—“cargo” molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain—can minimize or even avert progression of traumatic brain injury when used as part of a new cell-to-cell messaging technology.

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12-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
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Getting Enough Sleep May Help Brain Store, Recall Memories

American Physiological Society (APS)

A review of more than 130 studies explains how sleep helps people learn new information and plays an important role in storing learned content for future use. The review is published in the January 2020 issue of Physiology.

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Veterans Study Suggests Two Sub-types of Gulf War Illness

Georgetown University Medical Center

Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups — an outcome that suggests a more complex illness that previously thought.

Channels: All Journal News, Cognition and Learning, Military Health, Neuro,

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Take Long Naps? Sleep More Than Nine Hours a Night? Your Stroke Risk May Be Higher

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Neuro, Sleep, Neurology (journal), All Journal News,

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Newswise: Rutgers Neurologist Named Lead Scientific Advisor of Eagles Autism Challenge Peer Review Panel

Rutgers Neurologist Named Lead Scientific Advisor of Eagles Autism Challenge Peer Review Panel

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Philadelphia Eagles Chair and CEO Jeffrey Lurie championed a new signature fundraising event, the Eagles Autism Challenge, to raise funds for innovative autism research and programs. To assist him in these efforts, Lurie appointed a professor of neuroscience and cell biology and pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to serve as the lead scientific advisor.

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Newswise: Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

University of Georgia

A team of researchers that includes a faculty member at the University of Georgia has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity, creating the possibility scientists can someday develop therapeutics to address overeating.

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