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The new soft implantable probe can monitor fluctuations in chemicals in the brain

The new string-like implant can monitor fluctuations in chemicals in the brain, as a fitness tracker for the brain. An imbalance in brain chemistry is the basis of many neurological diseases. These same brain chemicals also play a role in gut health. So Stanford researchers have invented the “NeuroString” – a soft implantable probe that …

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Surprising results trigger the release of norepinephrine in the brain, the MIT study found

When your brain needs you to pay attention to something important, one way it can do this is to send a burst of norepinephrine, according to a new MIT study. This neuromodulator, produced by a structure deep in the brain called the locus coeruleus, can have extensive effects throughout the brain. In a mouse study, …

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