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April 10, 2014
Researchers found that the overproduction of the protein known as p25 may be the culprit behind the sticky protein-fragment clusters that build up in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.
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March 29, 2014

“We rely on spatial-temporal sequence learning for everything we do,” says Bear, the Picower Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and the senior author of the study, which... more

March 19, 2014

“This is an extremely important study,” said Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the research but wrote a comm... more

February 19, 2014

Three neuroscientists, three chemists, two mathematicians, and an ocean scientist from MIT are among the 126 American and Canadian researchers awarded 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation annou... more

February 01, 2014

Researchers at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics and MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have discovered a new brain circuit that shapes memory formation by endowing neurons with the ability to... more

January 30, 2014

Many a science fiction movie is based on a person getting “brainwashed” into remembering something that never occurred. But is it really possible to create a false memory? For mice, the answer is yes. HHMI Investigat... more

January 24, 2014

Suppose you heard the sound of skidding tires, followed by a car crash. The next time you heard such a skid, you might cringe in fear, expecting a crash to follow — suggesting that somehow, your brain had linked those ... more

January 22, 2014

A hurricane, a car accident, a roadside bomb, a rape — extreme stress is more common than you might think, with an estimated 50 to 60 percent of Americans experiencing it at some point in their lives. About 8 percent o... more

January 17, 2014

Scientists believe compounds called histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) allow the brain to “override” horrific recollections with new non-threatening memories. ... more

January 17, 2014

Scientists believe compounds called histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) allow the brain to "override" entrenched disturbing recollections with new non-threatening memories.... more