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Electrical stimulation can ‘starve’ brain cancers, early study shows

Researchers have shown that electrical stimulation to the skull can starve brain cancers of vital nutrient-rich blood, opening the door ...
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Have scientists discovered a new pain-processing organ under our skin?

It’s not common that researchers discover what could be an entirely new part of the human body. But a team ...
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Viewpoint: Elon Musk’s Neuralink dreams are a mix of reality and ‘science fiction’

So, how precisely is Neuralink pushing the envelope?  ... A lot of Neuralink's vision may sound difficult to believe, but ...
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‘It’s very encouraging’: Experimental gene therapy shows promise for glioblastoma patients in clinical trial

An inducible, tumor-localized gene therapy has been tested for the first time in glioblastoma patients. The two-part approach, which involves ...
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New theory on the origins Alzheimer’s opens alternate research, treatment avenues

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, ...
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5 things we get wrong about psychopaths

There are a number of myths that pervade pop culture regarding psychopaths. Here is my take on some of the ...
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What’s that smell? How our brains detect and cope with all the odors we encounter

Olfactory neurons in your nose have evolved some 400 odor receptors, and each neuron contains only one. Receptors are tuned ...
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Anger, aches and pains: Anxiety manifests differently in men

Anxiety problems can look different in men. When people think of anxiety, they may picture the excessive worry and avoidance ...
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We’re unlikely to cure Alzheimer’s with CRISPR. But the gene-editing tool could play a crucial role.

Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease without solid treatment options ...
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3 ways neuroscience and AI can work together to help us understand how we think

The meteoric success of deep learning showcases how insights from neuroscience—memory, learning, decision-making, vision—can be distilled into algorithms that bestow ...
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Does air pollution contribute to poor attention, memory problems for kids?

Over the past decade or so, in both animals and humans, in the lab and in the real world, scientists ...
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What makes us human? These pieces of donated brain tissue may offer answers

Half an hour earlier, this piece of neural tissue was tucked inside a 41-year-old woman’s head, on her left side, ...
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Early speech exposure could boost language skills for kids with autism

The more words autistic children hear as infants — and the more verbal interactions they have with their caregivers — ...
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Do men and women feel pain differently? The answer could lead to better treatments for chronic pain

According to the CDC, one fifth of American adults live with chronic pain, and women are affected more than men ...
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‘Grave set of circumstances’: Investigating connection between autism and depression

[People with autism] are four times more likely than neurotypicals to experience depression over the course of their lives, although ...
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Dementia patients often have lucid moments. Can these ‘awakenings’ help us treat Alzheimer’s and other diseases?

An elderly woman suffering from late-stage Alzheimer’s disease had neither talked to nor reacted to any of her family members ...
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Experimental ‘preemptive’ therapy fails to improve autism traits in study

An experimental behavioral therapy delivered by parents does not improve autism traits in babies who screen positive for the condition, ...
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Seeking origins of schizophrenia, autism by putting ‘stress’ on mini-placenta, mini-brains

Biologist Jennifer Erwin of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, however, has no intention of babying her organoids: the world’s ...
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Price of progress: Debating the ethics of charging families to participate in stem cell trials for autism

During four visits to Panama over nine months, Aaron [a 9-year-old boy with autism] received infusions of stem cells harvested ...
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‘Built to forget’: Why memory lapses are good for our brains

Until about ten years ago, most researchers thought that forgetting was a passive process in which memories, unused, decay over ...
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Is this the Alzheimer’s blood test we’ve been looking for?

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the ...
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Are we moving closer to mind reading? Facebook-funded study turns brain signals into text

With a radical new approach, doctors have found a way to extract a person’s speech directly from their brain.  The ...
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There’s a medical dispute over how long it takes to predict recovery prospects for patients with traumatic brain injuries

The current practice in most ICUs is to help families make a decision about whether to withdraw life support within ...
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If you can’t remember your dreams, is there something wrong with you?

What is it about people who don’t remember their dreams that sets them apart from the people that do? Is ...
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Dementia symptoms linked to class of drugs used for wide range of conditions in the elderly, including insomnia, asthma

An estimated 1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a wide-ranging class of medications used to treat allergies, ...
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Sleep easy: Late-night surfing on your smartphone unlikely to damage your internal clock

People who only occasionally fall down an internet rabbit hole on their smartphones late at night might be able to ...
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Convulsive seizures could play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease

It’s no surprise to neurologists that some people experience convulsive seizures in the later stages of [Alzheimer’s] disease.  … But ...
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7 things to know about autism, including why it’s unlikely there will ever be a ‘cure’

To help spread awareness — and cut through the falsehoods, half-truths, and misinformation — here are seven things everyone should ...