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Nina Lichtenberg


Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Nina:

New MRI scan can reveal molecular changes in the brain

MRI scans give us pictures of the brain that depict the physical structure of brain tissue. Now, researchers discovered a way to determine the biological m | Neuroscience → Read More

Lab grown mini brains make humanlike 'brain waves'

When a fetus reaches six months old, it starts to produce electrical signals resembling brain waves. Now, we know that clusters of lab-grown human brain ce | Neuroscience → Read More

Mutant sheep bred to help scientists understand rare child brain disease

Scientists at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute have created a flock of sheep that carry the gene for a heritable brain disorder in humans call | Health And Medicine → Read More

On the bright side, optimists may live longer

Do you see the glass half empty, or half full? If your answer is full, you may be in luck: Optimistic people live 11-15% longer than pessimists, according | Health And Medicine → Read More

Elon Musk showcases advances in elusive Neuralink brain implant

Last week, Elon Musk took the stage in front of an invitation-only crowd at the CaliforniaAcademy of Sciences to unveil his latest foray into connecting br | Neuroscience → Read More

Envisioning the future could rewire your brain for success

Achieving our goals is not always easy. What if we could increase our chances of making our dreams reality by visualizing nailing that upcoming presentation at work, creating a mental image o | Neuroscience → Read More

Scientists use AI to reveal an unexpected role for "junk" DNA in autism

According to a new study published in Nature Genetics, spontaneous mutations or "junk" DNA that occur between genes may turn out to be key to understanding autism. This study was the first to | Neuroscience → Read More

E-cigarette cartoon ads increase the chances of adolescent vaping

Do you remember the infamous "Joe Camel" advertisements for cigarettes back in the 1980s and 90s? These ads successfully got a generation of youn | Health And Medicine → Read More

How to dial up or down emotional memories

Memories of traumatic experiences can resurface over and over again, causing great emotional distress. This is a hallmark symptom of psychiatric diseases such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression | Neuroscience → Read More

Magic mushrooms as medicine? Denver decriminalizes psychedelic mushrooms

Voters in Denver narrowly approved a ballott to decriminalize yet another recreational drug: psilocybin mushrooms, commonly referred to as magic or psyched | Health And Medicine → Read More

Combining marijuana and opioids may help treat pain, without the risk of addiction

In an ideal world, patients in need of pain relief would take pain medication without the inherent fear of possible opioid addiction. According to a recent | Neuroscience → Read More