All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Brains’

Man Tries To Sell Stolen Brains On eBay

There have been some interesting items sold on the auction site eBay, but what David Charles sold on the site, took things to a whole new level of weird. Charles, 21, allegedly stole more than 60 jars of brain and other human tissues in October from a warehouse space at the Indiana Medical History Museum. David Charles apparently broke into …

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Brains of Males and Females Are Wired Differently

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or something like that. A study recently published by Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences through work completed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine analyzed “connectomes” to determine whether the sexes are, in fact, wired differently. This study obtained information from 949 participants (with 428 being males and …

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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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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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This Baseball-Playing Robot Is Leading The Charge In Artificial Brain Reearch

Super Baseball 2020 predicted a future where robots and cybernetically enhanced humans competed on the diamond for our enjoyment. Now some research at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo is starting to fulfill part of that prophecy. Wired reports that researchers have built a baseball-playing robot learns more about the game as it plays. In other words, it will miss …

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Smoking Rots Brain, Shows Aging Study

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 today in the journal Age and Ageing, looked at adults over the age of 50 who were part of the …

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Multiple Sclerosis ‘Immune Exchange’ Discovered

A new study has identified and “immune exchange” that allows disease-causing cells in patients with multiple sclerosis to move in and out of the brain. Researchers state that this exchange may be the key to better treatments and diagnostics in the future. According to the study’s authors, one current theory on multiple sclerosis holds that self-reactive B cells in the …

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Blood Sugar Levels of “Normal” Could Still Cause Brain Shrinkage

Neurologists have found that even people with blood sugar that is within the “normal” range can sustain blood sugar-related brain damage. According to the study, which was published this week in the journal American Academy of Neurology, people with blood sugar levels on the high end of the “normal” range could be at risk for brain shrinkage and dementia as …

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Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Live Tweets Brain Surgery

I’m not going to lie – I’m scared of hospitals. Watching specials on TLC that show live surgeries always grossed me out. I’m fine around slasher flicks and all kinds of gory entertainment, but I’ll pass out if I see a real surgery with real blood. That’s why this story kind of makes me queasy. In what may be a …

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Some Brains Just Crave Drugs

The University of Cambridge has come out with some very interesting research findings about addiction and the structure of our brains. An abnormality present in the fronto-striatal systems may be responsible for addiction in some people. The study compared two siblings. one was an addict and the other was not. Scientists found the same anomaly in both, suggesting it’s genetic. …

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