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brain tumors

USC Viterbi Researchers Help Doctors Burn Away Brain Tumors with Radio-Frequency...

Nearly 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Many will need major surgery and...
scanner

New Scanner Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia

The two ETH particle physicists Jannis Fischer and Max Ahnen are building a brain scanner that is ten times less expensive and much smaller...
brains switch

Feed or Flee: the Brain Cells That Tell Us When to...

Over time, too little food can leave us with stunted growth and an inability to fight off infections. Too much food can lead to...
brain research

Current Brain Research on Mental Illness, Memory and Sleep

Diseases as a result of neurological damage, diseases or retardation cost society a great deal, both in suffering and money. At the Department of...
Migraines

Migraines: “Like an Ice Pick to the Brain”

It's late summer and a breeze drifts across the restaurant patio, where diners are clustered around long tables in bright green chairs that match...
Neural Circuitvideo

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
brain's electrical activity

Seeing the Brain’s Electrical Activity

Neurons in the brain communicate via rapid electrical impulses that allow the brain to coordinate behavior, sensation, thoughts, and emotion. Scientists who want to...
Alzheimer's

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer’s from Usual Suspect to Inside...

The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have encumbered research success for decades. Now, a new data analysis that has untangled evidence...
brain injury

Fast-Acting, Readily Available Gas May Mitigate Blast-Induced Brain Injury

The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts...
neurons

Neurons Get the Beat and Keep It Going in Drumrolls

A neuron firing deep in the brain might sound a little like: Drumroll…cymbal crash! Drumroll…cymbal crash! Repeat. With emphasis on “repeat,” according to a new...
Brain signals

Brain Signals for Drug Screening

There are still comparatively few treatments available for brain diseases. Among other reasons, this is due to the difficulty of developing new drugs, as...
superconducting switch

NIST’s Superconducting Synapse May Be Missing Piece for ‘Artificial Brains’

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that “learns” like a biological system and could connect processors...
traumatic brain injury

Blast, Impact Simulations Could Lead to Better Understanding of Injuries and...

Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling and simulation methods to better understand how blasts on a battlefield could lead to traumatic brain...
portable hand exoskeletonvideo

Feedback Enhances Brainwave Control of a Novel Hand-Exoskeleton

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the physically impaired with daily living. These are the hopes of EPFL scientist...
high-salt diet

Hold the Salt: Gut Reaction May Impair the Brains of Mice

We are often warned of the dangers of high levels of salt in our diet, yet the risks of salt consumption and the effects...
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Investigators Eye New Target for Treating Movement Disorders

Blocking a nerve-cell receptor in part of the brain that coordinates movement could improve the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dyskinesia and other movement disorders,...
quantum physics

Quantum Physics Provides New Knowledge About the Brain

In the past couple of years, quantum physicists have developed new measuring technologies which, by measuring fields rather than electronically, make it possible to...
magnetoencephalography

Researchers at Sandia Work on New Way to Image Brain

Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the...
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Recording a Thought’s Fleeting Trip Through the Brain

UC Berkeley neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the...