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Brain Awareness Week

On March 12-18 Springer Nature celebrated Brain Awareness Week bringing together highly influential research and blogs. Explore below content from BMC, and test your knowledge with our quick Brain quiz!

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BMC blogs on the brain

  • Dr. Xu Zhang unveils the mist of pain

    Dr. Xu Zhang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences delves into the physical and psychological burden of pain that has drawn the attention of dedicated scientists. Read more

  • Exploring sleep problems in children with developmental disabilities

    The Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders explores the different types of disorder groups and their impact on the various symptoms of disturbed sleep in children. Read more

  • Dr. Tianzi Jiang introduces the Brainnetome Atlas

    Director and coordinator of the Brainnetome Atlas, Dr. Tianzi Jiang explains this latest cornerstone of basic neuroscience and clinical research. Read more

  • Social inequality, scientific inequality and the future of mental illness

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine explores the failures in psychiatry, the concept of disease in mental health, research funding, and socioeconomic inequality. Read more

Featured articles from BMC

Acta Neuropathologica Communications

Exceptional in vivo catabolism of Acta Neuropathologica Communicationsneurodegeneration-related aggregates
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Type 2 diabetes impairs odour detection, olfactory memory and olfactory neuroplasticity; effects partly reversed by the DPP-4 inhibitor Linagliptin
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Alzheimer's Research & Therapy

Clinical prevalence of Lewy body dementia
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Alzheimer's Research & Therapy

Disease-related determinants are associated with mortality in dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease
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BMC Biology

Digital tissue and what it may reveal about the brain
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Q&A: Expansion microscopy
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Q&A: How can advances in tissue clearing and optogenetics contribute to our understanding of normal and diseased biology?
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Genome Biology


Forebrain-specific, conditional silencing of Staufen2 alters synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in rats
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Genome Medicine

Linkage, whole genome sequence, and biological data implicate variants in RAB10 in Alzheimer’s disease resilience
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Impact of IQ on the diagnostic yield of chromosomal microarray in a community sample of adults with schizophrenia
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Recurrent de novo mutations in neurodevelopmental disorders: properties and clinical implications
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Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

Robotic assisted gait as a tool for rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injury: a systematic review
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Balancing the playing field: collaborative gaming for physical training
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Increasing upper limb training intensity in chronic stroke using embodied virtual reality: a pilot study
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Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Developmental change in look durations predicts later effortful Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorderscontrol in toddlers at familial risk for ASD
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Memory profiles in Down syndrome across development: a review of memory abilities through the lifespan
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Journal of Neuroinflammation

Rab32 connects ER stress to mitochondrial defects in multiple sclerosis
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Journal of Neuroinflammation

Molecular Autism

Advanced glycation endproducts, dityrosine and arginine transporter dysfunction in autism - a source of biomarkers for clinical diagnosisMolecular Autism
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Randomised controlled trial of simvastatin treatment for autism in young children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (SANTA)
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Molecular Brain

Down-regulation of ghrelin receptors on dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra contributes to Parkinson’s disease-like motor dysfunctionMolecular Brain​​​​​​​
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Soluble Aβ1–42 increases the heterogeneity in synaptic vesicle pool size among synapses by suppressing intersynaptic vesicle sharing
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Molecular Neurodegeneration

Humanized monoclonal antibody armanezumab specificMolecular Neurodegeneration to N-terminus of pathological tau: characterization and therapeutic potency
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Sleep Science and Practice

Changes in the symptom frequency of rapiSleep Science and Practiced eye movement sleep behavior disorder according to disease duration
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Sleep and mild cognitive impairment
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