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adhesive electrode

Learning from Grasshoppers

Anyone who has ever had an electrocardiogram – for example, to check their heart fitness – will be familiar with the electrodes that the...
electrotherapy

Virginia Tech Researchers Attack Cancers, Parkinson’s with Electrical Fields

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced funding for Virginia Tech’s research on electrotherapy, a process that attacks brain cancer and tumors associated with Parkinson’s disease...
West Nile virus

Memory Loss from West Nile Virus May Be Preventable

More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus...
epilepsyvideo

Develop Improved Method to Identify Seizure-Causing Regions in the Brain

Epilepsy—a condition that affects an estimated 65 million people worldwide—can be a difficult condition to treat. A team at the University of Illinois at...
brain circuits

New Method to Map Miniature Brain Circuits

In a feat of nanoengineering, scientists have developed a new technique to map electrical circuits in the brain far more comprehensively than ever before. In...
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Iodine Deficiency May Reduce Pregnancy Chances, NIH Study Suggests

Women with moderate to severe iodine deficiency may take longer to achieve a pregnancy, compared to women with normal iodine levels, according to a...
neurodegenerative diseases

Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Method to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases in...

All stem cells are immature, and pluripotent stem cells are the most immature among them: they can give rise to all different cell types...

Researchers Map Genetic ‘Switches’ Behind Human Brain Evolution

Findings UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells...
3D printing

3D Printing Creates Super-Soft Structures That Replicate Brain and Lungs

Imperial College London researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing techniques. This builds on previous research...
Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share a Common Genetic Cause, Study...

From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick...
memristors

Making the Internet of Things Possible with a New Breed of...

The internet of things is coming, that much we know. But still it won’t; not until we have components and chips that can handle...
EEG Headset

Imec and Holst Centre Introduce EEG Headset for Emotion Detection

At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 9-12, 2018, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in...
multiple sclerosis

Effects of Estrogen Treatment Combat Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Findings A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women...
multiple sclerosis

Researchers Find Potential Path to Repair Nerves Damaged by Multiple Sclerosis

Findings A UCLA study found that gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions of the body can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach...
spinal cord injury

Cellular Hitchhikers Aid Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to hitch intercellular rides to specific anti-inflammatory cells...
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Further Evidence Shows Education Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

A study just published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ confirms there is a link between education and the build-up of 'plaques' and 'tangles' of...
hormone

Leptin Hormone Spurs Body’s Shift from Burning Carbs to Fat

To keep the human brain supplied with energy when food was scarce, mammals evolved the ability to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat...
autism

Three UNC Autism Research Studies Earn End-Of-Year Honors

Three UNC School of Medicine autism research studies led by Joseph Piven, MD, made the end-of-year top research lists of three organizations heavily invested...
moral dilemmas

Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, UCLA Study...

It is wartime. You and your fellow refugees are hiding from enemy soldiers, when a baby begins to cry. You cover her mouth to...
Parkinson’s disease

New Brainstem Changes Identified in Parkinson’s Disease

Experts at Newcastle and Sussex universities also revealed that surviving brain cells in the brainstem have more copies of mitochondrial DNA and this has...