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New work shows that neurons and other brain cells use DNA double-strand breaks, often associated with cancer, neurodegeneration and aging, to quickly express genes related to learning and memory.
New research makes a molecular connection between the brain and aging — and shows that overactive neurons can shorten life span.
While we sleep, one kind of slow brain wave helps to reinforce memories, but a competing wave weakens them.
A unique neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain connectivity.
Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this apparent complexity is all a consequence of thermodynamics.
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