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  • Technology
    The development of a bionic brain is within reach
    An understanding of the interface between how the brain works and computer science is opening up new horizons in the development of memory capabilities for computers. RMIT University reported on Sept. 29, 2014 research has mimicked brain cells in...
  • Three reasons you may be hungry after eating or just hungry all the time
    Three reasons you may be hungry after eating or just hungry all the time
    The feeling of satiety (fullness) does not come only from a "full" stomach, in fact it is only a minor contributor. Hunger, fullness and the desire to start eating and stop eating is a complicated process controlled by a delicate dance...
  • Study says antidepressants may alter the brain quicker than estimated
    Antidepressants: Brain connections altered faster than previously thought
    A new study in the journal Current Biology shows that antidepressants may alter brain connections a lot faster than previously thought,The study found that only one dose of a prescription antidepressant was enough to change the way the brain works...
  • Protect and improve brain function
    Protect and improve brain function
    Keeping the brain healthy is important for all ages. Baby boomers, now reaching the age where Alzheimer's Disease is so prevalent, as well as young adults with family history of cognitive health issues should have a special interest in these...
  • Of mice and brains: how rhythm affects brain function
    Of mice and brains: how rhythm affects brain function
    Scientists have definitively discovered that certain rhythms, when perceived by the correct area of the brain at the correct time, can increase perception and attention in laboratory mice.While that might not sound like a huge accomplishment, it...
  • Excess of synapses in the brain may contribute to development of autism
    Excess of synapses in the brain may contribute to development of autism
    Many children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience a hyper-sensitivity to sensory input from the environment, such as light or sounds, and to social situations. A new study published Thursday in the journal Neuron...
  • Music may be the brain's best medicine
    Music may be the brain's best medicine
    Music has been used for centuries by practitioners of the healing arts because of its ability to soothe patients and also allow them to heal faster. From fussy babies to people suffering the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease, music is...
  • Brain in the belly, it's an organic whole
    Brain in the belly, it's an organic whole
    The wisdom of the belly, also known as the enteric nervous system. There are over 100 million neurons in the gut that is more than what is in the spinal cord. It controls your wakefulness and sleepiness and it is where the “fight or flight...
  • Kansas girl: Brain eating amoeba claims life of 9-year-old Kansas girl
    Kansas girl: Brain eating amoeba claims life of 9-year-old Kansas girl
    A Kansas girl’s battle with a rare brain-eating amoeba ended in tragedy Wednesday when 9-year-old Hally Yust lost her life to the uncommon, summer time affliction. Young Hally had been battling the infection with the rare amoeba Naegleria...
  • Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off with an electrical zap to the claustrum.
    Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off with an electrical zap
    New research published last week in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior, demonstrates it may be possible to turn someone's consciousness on and off like the switch of a light by electrical stimulation of the brain's claustrum. Scientists...
  • Brain cancer surgery guided by medical team using newly created tool
    Brain cancer surgery guided by new advanced diagnostic tool
    While current brain cancer surgical methods depend on the trained eye of a surgeon, a newly developed microscope and imagining tool more precisely reveals the location, nature and concentration of cancerous tissue.According to R. Graham Cooks, co...
  • Rewiring your brain to stop food addiction and obesity
    Rewiring your brain to stop food addiction and obesity
    Hunger, fullness and the desire to start and stop eating is a complicated process controlled by the delicate balance of body chemistry. A disruption of this chemistry can result in a disruption of the homeostasis within the body resulting in food...
  • Alcohol alters brain structure at the molecular level
    Alcohol alters brain structure at the molecular level
    Joint Spanish/English research has identified, for the first time, the structural damage caused in brain cells by excessive alcohol use. The research was published in the April 2014 biomedical sciences journal, PLOS One. This breakthrough by the...
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    Totally tubular journey shows how microtubules affect brain health and disease
    On June 13, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported the findings of a molecular-level journey into microtubules. Microtubules are the hollow cylinders inside brain cells that act as skeletons and internal highways. Scientists...
  • Serotonin, hunger and overrating
    Serotonin, hunger and overeating
    Are you still hungry after eating? The feeling of satiety (fullness), in part, come only from a "full" stomach. If someone eats to the point of "Thanksgiving stuffed", they have already overeaten and that discomfort of an...