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Researchers overturn decades of theory by identifying 'histone turnover' in the human brain.

For decades, researchers in the genetics field have theorized that the protein spools around which DNA is wound, histones, remain constant in the brain, never changing after development in the womb. 765 more words

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Researchers identify the calcium channel in the brain essential for deep sleep.

Sleep seems simple enough, a state of rest and restoration that almost every vertebrate creature must enter regularly in order to survive. However, the brain responds differently to stimuli when asleep than when awake, and it is not clear what brain changes happen during sleep.  355 more words

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First evidence provided that in normal aging cell density is preserved throughout the human brain.

New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain by researchers at the University of Illinois provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant. 525 more words

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Researchers find a previously unknown lymphatic system in the brain.

Researchers at the Wihuri Research Institute and the University of Helsinki report a surprising finding that challenges current anatomy and histology textbook knowledge, they have found lymphatic vessels are present in the central nervous system where they were not known to exist. 480 more words

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