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Boy’s Brain Works Just Fine After a Large Piece Was Removed

(NEW SCIENTIST) 31 July 2018, By Alison George – A boy who had a large portion of his brain removed to relieve his severe epilepsy is still able to function normally, showing

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Elon Musk Reiterates the Need for Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Age of AI

(TECH CRUNCH) – How do you avoid getting made obsolete by artificial intelligence in a time when resources and research are largely being funneled toward improving that area of tech?

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Zapping the Brain Really Does Seem to Improve Depression

(NEW SCIENTIST) – Now we know – zapping the brain with electricity really does seem to improve some medical conditions, meaning it may be a useful tool for treating depression. By

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Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

(HUFF POST) – Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s. Their novel solution could revolutionise

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A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons

READY TO GET really really meta? A new installation at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, open June 25, displays what happens in your brain—while you’re looking at it. The project

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Investigating How ‘Chemo Brain’ Develops in Cancer Patients

(ACS) – During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed “chemo brain.” Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have

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There Are More Connections in the Human Brain Than There Are Stars in Our Milky Way Galaxy

(HUFF POST) – The debate on Mind vs. Brain has figured prominently in the recent public press. But the debate is misleading: few dispute that mental life is grounded in

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Rat Study Points to a Simple Possible Solution for Brain Seizures

(FIERCE BIOTECH) – Currently, when a patient experiences a harsh round of potentially lethal brain seizures, doctors treat the disorder by damping down brain activity. It usually works, but it’s

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Breaking Down Brain Barriers to Fight Cancer

(Reuters) – Neurosurgeons using lasers to treat brain cancer have discovered the technique breaks down the blood-brain barrier, a finding that could potentially lead to new treatment options for the

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Breaking Down Brain Barriers to Fight Cancer

(Reuters) – Neurosurgeons using lasers to treat brain cancer have discovered the technique breaks down the blood-brain barrier, a finding that could potentially lead to new treatment options for the

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