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Mapping the brain at high resolution

January 17, 2019

Mapping the brain at high resolution

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual neurons, trace connections between them, and visualize organelles inside neurons, over large volumes of brain tissue.

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Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk

January 17, 2019

Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

A new study by researchers at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT finds that the protein CPG2 is significantly less abundant in the brains of people with bipolar disorder (BD) and shows how specific mutations in the SYNE1 gene that encodes the protein undermine its expression and

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Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

January 15, 2019

Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver’s license. As you start your mom’s car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you’ll need to be alert but not so excited that you make mistakes.

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