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Mouse-ception: False Memories Research Success

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found a way to use light to control memory function. “Not playing in Boston: a mouse version of ‘Inception.’”

This research is a big step in the direction of treating a wide variety of serious psychological problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia.

The study begins by altering my mice’s DNA, inserting […]

A Big Step in Understanding Parkinson’s

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital paired up to research just what happens to the brain during Parkinson’s disease. What they found could lead to better treatment and further research. Tremors, stiffness, and weakness are known as the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and there’s no denying how awful this experience can be. However, research never allowed us to see into the brain to understand why these things happened. We just knew that they did.

The researches took four MRI scans, all on the same machine but with different settings, to create one combined image. This image could dive […]