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As powerful as the human brain is, once it's damaged it can't really recover completely. Now researchers at Penn State may have found a way to boost the brain's regenerative abilities, using certain molecules to convert neighboring cells into new neurons. The technique could eventually lead to pills that treat brain injuries, stroke or Alzheimer's disease... Continue Reading Converting cel
Despite an extraordinary array of scientific discoveries advancing our understanding of the human body, we still know remarkably little about the brain in general, and the nature of consciousness in particular. Setting aside centuries of philosophizing over what actually defines a conscious mind, neuroscientists are only now grappling with how our brains generate conscious awareness... Con
Brain surgery is normally no laughing matter, but now neuroscientists at Emory University may have found a way to make it so. The team discovered that electrically stimulating a brain region known as the cingulum creates a mild euphoria complete with laughter, and used it to calm down a patient undergoing a brain surgery where she needed to stay awake. The technique could be put to use as
There may be new hope for people who suffer from epilepsy. A recent study has shown that an experimental implant reduces seizures in epileptic rats by 93 percent, and that the effects remain after the device has been removed... Continue Reading Brain implant shows promise for stopping seizures Category: Medical Tags: Epilepsy Implant University of Ferrara
In this GDC 2012 talk, game developer Scott Crabtree presents a series of brain games that can help game developers keep their minds sharp for making their own wonderful games. ...
A study from a team of Japanese researchers has revealed a new class of sleep-inducing drugs can potentially preserve a person's ability to wake quickly in response to loud threatening noises. The study suggests this new type of hypnotic drug could also reduce the "hangover effect" that commonly strikes people taking regular benzodiazepine-based sleeping aids... Continue Reading Hopes new
A study from a team of Japanese researchers has revealed a new class of sleep-inducing drugs can potentially preserve a person's ability to wake quickly in response to loud threatening noises. The study suggests this new type of hypnotic drug could also reduce the 'hangover effect' that commonly strikes people taking regular benzodiazepine-based sleeping aids... Continue Reading New class
An incredible new study, from researchers at the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco, uncovers a novel insight into the gut-brain connection revealing the intestine may be the source of immune cells found to reduce brain inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers... Continue Reading Immune cells from the gut found to reduce MS-related brain inflammation Category: Science Ta
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a wireless, autonomous, closed-loop neurostimulator that sits outside the head, monitoring electrical activity in the brain and intervening with electrical stimulation to ward off seizures. The device, which the team has called WAND (Wireless, Artifact-free Neuromodulation Device), can record activity at up to 128 points in the brain, and is designed
Evolutionarily speaking, anxiety is an important mental state – but not so much when it gets out of hand, preventing you from leaving the house. Current anti-anxiety medication comes with some negative side effects, but researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine have now identified a protein in the brain that may be the key to new, more targeted treatments... Continu


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