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Evolutionary and heritable axes shape our brain

Every region has its place in the brain. However, it has been unclear why brain regions are located where they are. Now, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Forschungszentrum Jülich have defined two main axes along which brain regions are genetically organized, stretching from posterior to anterior […]

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Evolutionary and heritable axes shape our brain

Every region has its place in the brain. However, it has been unclear why brain regions are located where they are. Now, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Forschungszentrum Jülich have defined two main axes along which brain regions are genetically organized, stretching from posterior to anterior […]

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Persistent immune memory of COVID-19 found in recovered patient T cells

Oxford University researchers have found that natural infection with COVID-19 produces a robust T cell response, including inducing T cell ‘memory’ to potentially fight future infections. The results, published in Nature Immunology, are a joint effort from the Oxford COVID-19 immunology group, led by the Medical Research Council Human Immunology Unit at the MRC Weatherall […]

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Persistent immune memory of COVID-19 found in recovered patient T cells

Oxford University researchers have found that natural infection with COVID-19 produces a robust T cell response, including inducing T cell ‘memory’ to potentially fight future infections. The results, published in Nature Immunology, are a joint effort from the Oxford COVID-19 immunology group, led by the Medical Research Council Human Immunology Unit at the MRC Weatherall […]

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Raised blood pressure and diabetes alter brain structure to slow thinking speed and memory

In a new study published neuroscientists at Oxford University have found that raised blood pressure and diabetes in mid-life alter brain structure to slow thinking speed and memory. Looking at results from 22,000 volunteers in the UK Biobank who underwent brain scanning, the scientists found that raised blood pressure and diabetes significantly impaired the brain’s […]

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Gene links short-term memory to unexpected brain area

A new study in mice identifies a gene that is critical for short-term memory but functions in a part of the brain not traditionally associated with memory. The study, “A Thalamic Orphan Receptor Drives Variability in Short Term Memory,” was published in the journal Cell. Classical studies of short-term memory have concentrated on the prefrontal cortex area […]