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Neuron Bracketology

BrainHub Researchers Pit Teams of Neurons Against Each Other To Learn More About How They Work in Teams

As March Madness descends on most of America, neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University are engaging in a little bracketology of their own. The researchers, who are part of Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHubSM research initiative, use an NCAA tournament-style system to pit teams of neurons against one another to determine which squad is best suited to complete a certain job.


Unexpected Gamma-Ray Emission From Dwarf Galaxy May Point to New Understanding of Dark Matter

Carnegie Mellon and Brown researchers have found that a newly-discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way shows evidence that it’s emitting gamma rays, which just might be an indication of dark matter annihilation. If confirmed, their findings may mark the first time researchers have detected non-gravitational properties of dark matter.


Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device, Says Carnegie Mellon Study

Alison Barth and Joanna Urban-Ciecko Find That Somatostatin Neurons Regulate Synaptic Activity in the Neocortex


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