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New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Where …

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Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a brain implant designed to treat epilepsy. The implant is now approved for use in the U.S. to help reduce the frequency of epilepsy-related seizures for patients who haven’t responded to seizure medications. The implant is called the RNS System and is manufactured by a company called Neuropace. I consists of …

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New Study: Our Brains Need Sleep To Clean Themselves

NPR reports that a new study from University of Rochester researchers may explain not only why we so desperately need sleep, but also the role sleep plays in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. A study of mouse brains that were asleep showed that cerebrospinal fluid flows to the brain quite rapidly while mammals are asleep, and the team speculated that the fluid …

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4,000 Year Old Preserved Human Brain Found in Turkey

Archaeologists in western Turkey have uncovered a 4,000-year-old human brain, preserved inside its skull. The brain, one of the oldest ever found, was dug up in Seyitömer Höyük, a Bronze Age settlement 25 kilometers northwest of Kutahya, as the crow flies. The brain was unearthed in 2010, amidst an ancient burial ground which appears to have been burned. Charred skeletons …

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Brain Hacking Gets the AsapSCIENCE Treatment

Make someone happy with the push of a button? Make someone do a silly dance by delivering an electrical signal? Sign me up, brain hacking sounds awesome. AsapSCIENCE, as always, takes a complicated topic and condenses it into a delightful 3-minute animation. It may not clear everything up, but it sure makes you think. Makes you think. It made you …

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Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain?

“Mind over matter” is advice that seems to come up again and again these days. Can this advice be helpful even with something as brutally overwhelming as chronic pain? Well, according to new research much of the pain is wired in the brain. A recent study conducted by Ali R. Mansour and A. Vania Apkarian from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School …

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Human Brain-to-Brain Interface Demonstrated [VIDEO]

Last month, researchers at Harvard University revealed that they have developed a brain-to-brain interface that can allow humans to control the movements of rats. Now, researchers at the University of Washington are claiming to have gone a step further, creating a brain-to-brain interface to send signals between two humans. The researchers believe they have created the first noninvasive human brain-to-brain …

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Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match

A new study published this week shows that vitamin B may be just the thing scientists have been looking for when it comes to Alzheimer’s patients. “Our work shows that a key part of the disease process that leads to Alzheimer’s disease, the atrophy of specific brain regions, might be modified by a safe and simple intervention,” said Dr. David …

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Google Talk Deals With Building The Virtual Brain

Google Tech Talks always cover come interesting topics. This time, it’s the Virtual Brain – a project that involves the construction of a simulation of the human brain.

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White House Officially Announces New Brain-Mapping Project

As expected, President Obama has officially announced a bold new brain-mapping project that will attempt to do for the human brain what the Human Genome Project did for human genetics. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project “promises to accelerate the invention of new technologies that will help researchers produce real-time pictures of complex neural circuits and visualize …

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Will Google Offer A ‘Brain Interface’ Within The Next Ten Years?

Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today, though this one doesn’t really do much to help webmasters. It’s simply Matt Cutt responding to the question: Where do you see Google search 10 years down the road? An interesting topic, for sure. As Cutts notes, that’s a long time. In Internet years that’s a really, really long time. I …

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The Obama Administration Has an Awesome New Brain-Mapping Project in the Pipeline

In the same way that the Human Genome Project has helped improve our understanding of human genetics, the White House is hoping that a new project could help us unlock the mysteries of the human brain. According to a report from the New York Times, the Obama administration is set to unveil a major scientific project inside next month’s budget …

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