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Specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences both nearby and distant brain regions. Dopamine plays many roles in the brain, most notably related to movement, motivation, and reinforcement of behavior. However, until now …

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Inherited mutation can predispose children to a type of brain tumor

Collaboration co-led by researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital discovers a novel predisposition gene in pediatric medulloblastoma. Left to right: Paul Northcott, Giles Robinson, Kim Nichols, Brian Gudenas, Kyle Smith, all of St. Jude. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the European …

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