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New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

October 9, 2019

New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Using a fluorescent probe that lights up when brain cells are electrically active, MIT and Boston University researchers have shown that they can image the activity of many neurons at once, in the brains of mice.

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Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

October 8, 2019

Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute

Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation of amyloid protein plaques, is well underway in the brain.

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