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Aaron Hernandez"s Brain Will Be Studied for CTE

The brain of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez will be donated to an academic center that studies a brain disorder linked to playing football......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceApr 21st, 2017

“Out of his mind” surgeon plans human head transplant, revival of frozen brain

They’re preposterous claims. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Anadolu Agency) Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero will undertake the first human head transplant later this year in China, the doctor told German magazine Ooom in an article publishe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Barking Mad Head Transplant Doctor Claims He"ll Revive Frozen Brains in Three Years

An Italian neuroscientist who says he’s planning to perform the world’s first head transplant later this year has told a German magazine that he intends to thaw a cryogenically preserved brain and transplant it in a donor body within three years......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

New analysis of brain network activity offers unique insight into epileptic seizures

Little is known about which specific areas of the brain contribute to a patient's epileptic network or the roles these different areas play. As a group of researchers now reports one way to get closer to the complex wiring of the human brain is by me.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain

Pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the brain by inhibiting the blood-brain barrier in rats, new research shows. The blood-brain barrier serves as a natural,.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Could Parkinson"s disease start in the gut?

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem to the abdomen and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Facebook Launches "Moon Shot" Effort to Decode Speech Direct from the Brain

Can the social media giant’s bold claims live up to the hype? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Take a look at the first boring machine for Elon Musk’s Boring Company

 Elon Musk’s tunnel boring company still isn’t quite as well articulated as his other three companies, which include the well-established SpaceX and Tesla, as well as the newly-minted Neurolink brain interface company. The Boring Com.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Immune system, brain structure and memory linked

Scientists have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system genes......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Link between alcohol consumption, cardiac arrhythmias found in drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest

Researchers who studied beer drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest have found that the more alcohol consumed the higher was the likelihood of developing abnormal heart rhythms called cardiac arrhythmias......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

DARPA Wants to Hack Your Brain to Make You Learn Faster

If the brain is just a bunch of wires and circuits, it stands to reason that those components can simply be re-wired in order to create a better, smarter us. At least, that’s the theory behind a new project from the military’s secretive DARPA res.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Computer-generated ‘brain age’ estimates how much time you’ve got left

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a machine learning algorithm that can look at people's “brain age" and use this to predict their lifespan. Here's how it works. The post Computer-generated ‘brain age’ estimates how.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

SFX professionals design 3D-printed head for ‘Nintendo neurosurgery’

Neurosurgeons and special effects experts collaborated to produce a ground-breaking, lifelike 3D model of a 14-year-old-boy, designed to teach medical students how to perform minimally invasive brain surgery. The post SFX professionals design 3D-prin.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

From The Stomach To The Brain: A Look On How Bacteria Affects Food Preference In Animals

A new discovery shows that gut-bacteria can alter an animal’s appetite......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Stress No More: Famous Neuroscientist Reveals Secret Formula To Halt Mental Issues

Well-known doctor to the brain, Dr. Rebecca Brachman, highlighted to entrepreneurs the best solution to halt mental issues in the recently concluded TED conference......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function

New computational software is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons function......»»

Category: softwareSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Treating Depression With Deep Brain Stimulation Works—Most of the Time

Two new studies show good results on DBS for depression, but the treatment is still far from clinical use Two new studies show good results on DBS for depression, but the treatment is still far from clinical use.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

The New Brain Behind the Whiteboards—and More—for HBO’s "Silicon Valley"

This year many of the formulas, documents, and snippets of engineer-speak on HBO’s "Silicon Valley" will be coming from Stanford postdoc Dmitri Pavlichin This year many of the formulas, documents, and snippets of engineer-speak on HBO’s "Silicon.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Sparking Memories With Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation delivered to the human brain when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory Electrical stimulation delivered to the human brain when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Facebook Announces "Typing-by-Brain" Project

Facebook promises 100 words per minute, but doesn't detail the technology that can pull that off Facebook promises 100 words per minute, but doesn't detail the technology that can pull that off.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

Anna Gunby can't run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can't identify colors. She can't count objects. Her attention span is short. Patients with G.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017