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Older people can grow new neurons, study finds

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SHAFAQNA- Adults well into their 70s can generate hundreds of new neurons a day — just as much as young people — according to a study that disputes previous findings that brain activity slows down as people age. Researchers at…

Study Suggests 'Neuron-Reading' Nanowires Could Accelerate Development of Drugs for Neurological Diseases

SHAFAQNA- A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The new nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen…

Debunking common myths of creativity

SHAFAQNA- Let’s start with a fact: Everybody is capable of conceiving new ideas. Unfortunately, the chance of doing so is limited due to certain stubborn myths. Now, there’s hardly a CEO or a mission statement that doesn’t herald creativity.…

Study finds a key to nerve regeneration

SHAFAQNA- Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode, a form that restores damaged axons. Axons are long fibers on neurons…