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Brain Tumors

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented...

Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure radiation therapy for these tumors experience...
Paralysisvideo

Breakthrough Neurotechnology for Treating Paralysis

Three paraplegics who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries many years ago are now able to walk with the aid of crutches or a walker...
brain tumour

The Larger the Brain, the Greater the Risk of a Brain...

For the first time – in Norway and internationally – researchers have looked at the direct correlation between brain size and cancer risk in...
brain cell transplant

Human Brain Cell Transplant Offers Insights into Neurological Conditions

In the new study, led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with a group from the University of Cambridge, researchers for the first time successfully...
Ultra-light glovesvideo

Ultra-Light Gloves Let Users “Touch” Virtual Objects

Engineers and software developers around the world are seeking to create technology that lets users touch, grasp and manipulate virtual objects, while feeling like...
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Mental Health Disorders: Risks and Resilience in Adolescence

Video: In this video you can see the regions of the brain coloured by how much they change between 14 and 24 years of age....
hippocampus mapping

Scientists Map Brain Region Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases

USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory bank. Using fluorescent tracers and 3D animation, the scientists show structures,...
exoskeleton

Chip Controlling Exoskeleton Keeps Patients’ Brains Cool

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed a model for predicting hand movement trajectories based on cortical activity: Signals are...
artificial intelligence system

Artificial Intelligence Project to Help Bring the Power of the Sun...

To capture and control the process of fusion that powers the sun and stars in facilities on Earth called tokamaks, scientists must confront disruptions...
autism

The Gut-Brain Connection: A New Frontier for Autism Research

A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected to find herself focused on the gut. But her pioneering research on the “gut brain”...
Prosthetic Limbvideo

Amputees Feel as Though Their Prosthetic Limb Belongs to Their Body

The famous idiom “seeing is believing” is not enough to help amputees with the use of their prosthetic limb. Many amputees opt out of...
wearable brain scanner

First Language Study Using New Generation of Wearable Brain Scanner

Scientists have carried out the first study of human cognition using a new generation of brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet....
skin cells

Researchers Make Mini-Brains from Skin

By reprogramming skin cells to become brain cells, researchers have managed to cultivate lots of mini human brains. Some of them have begun to...
Brain trauma

Brain Trauma Detected by a Drop of Blood

Every year in Europe, three million people are admitted to hospital because of a suspicion of mild traumatic brain injury. However, 90% of these patients...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
exercise

15-Minutes of Exercise Creates Optimal Brain State for Mastering New Motor...

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s...
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Drug Hope for Dementia and Stroke

Studies with rats found the treatment can reverse changes in blood vessels in the brain associated with the condition, called cerebral small vessel disease. Treatment...
Brain Tumours

Unlocking New Insight into Brain Tumours Using Neuroscience

The brain is the most complex organ in our bodies, controlling almost everything we do. Our ability to breathe, our earliest memories and deepest...
nerve cells

Direct Conversion of Non-Neuronal Cells into Nerve Cells

It was already in 2012 that a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...