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stem cells : recent updates on brain cell connections

this summer, some great stem cell research with implications for Parkinson’s disease came out of the Centre for Brain Research Centre at Aukland University, New Zealand. in the brain, a slippery coating (polysiatic acid) on brain cells enable them to move easily to their destination, connect with other brain cells and turn into neurons. once they reach their target, the slippery… Read more »

BAM! the brain activity map project

During his last State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama touched on a program called Brain Activity Map (BAM).  BAM scientists hope to map activity of each of the 100 billion neurons in the human brain. BAM will piggyback on the Human Connectome Project (NIH funded) to create a high-resolution map of the major structural and functional connections in the human brain.This initiative is… Read more »