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New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

By Sean Patterson December 13, 2013

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 …

Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain? Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain?

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“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 …

Human Brain-to-Brain Interface Demonstrated [VIDEO] 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 …

Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match

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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 …

Google Talk Deals With Building The Virtual Brain 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.

White House Announces New Brain-Mapping Project White House 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 …

Matt Cutts On Google In 10 Years [Brain Interface] Matt Cutts On Google In 10 Years [Brain Interface]
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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 …

Obama-Backed Brain-Mapping Project in the Pipeline Obama-Backed Brain-Mapping Project in the Pipeline

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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 …

Scientists Capture The Birth Of A Thought On Video Scientists Capture The Birth Of A Thought On Video

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what my thoughts look like?” It’s the kind of meta-question that you normally would never ponder, but some scientists have captured the birth of a thought on video for the first time. …

Let's Learn Some Stuff About Our Brains, Shall We?

Today, our favorite YouTube science illustrators want to teach you about fast thinking and slow thinking with some cool brain tricks. I can see no reason why we shouldn’t oblige them. Long story short, your fast thinking mechanisms in your …

Smoking Rots Brain, Shows Aging Study
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A new study shows that smoking, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors are associated with accelerated declines in memory, learning, attention, and reasoning. Smoking was linked most clearly with low cognitive performance in older people. The study, published …

How the Brain Ages and How to Stop It [Infographic]

The most important thing to take from this infographic is that there are ways that you can maintain a healthy brain. The ways to do this are pretty simple and self-explanitory: Eat right, exercise (your mind and your body), get …

IAD: Could Shrink Brain and Lead to Obesity

One study titled “Microstructure Abnormalities in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder” from PLoS One concluded that adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder: Had multiple structural changes in the brain. The gray matter atrophy and white matter FA changes of some brain …

Device That Reads Minds May Become a Reality Device That Reads Minds May Become a Reality
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Have you ever wondered what or if a coma patient was thinking? Have you ever wanted to read someone’s mind or have your own mind read? Well, it seems your curiosity could be answered. A device that measures brain waves …

Want To Watch Your Dreams on YouTube? Scientists Take The First Step Want To Watch Your Dreams on YouTube? Scientists Take The First Step
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Well this just might be the coolest thing you’ll see all month. UC Berkeley scientists have found a way to use brain activity to recreate moving images, i.e. movies. Basically, they were able to record signals in people’s brains, and …

Kid’s Brains Affected By Social Media

You may have thought that the headline should read “Social Media Changes Minds” because of all the brain-picturewonderful things that social media adds to our lives (I’ll let you determine what wonderful things it does for you). But across the pond there’s concern that social media is actually changing the brains of young users.

Displaying Images Directly From The Brain

The Pink Tentacle blog writes (update: currently getting a quota exceeded message there):