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Advances in technology over the last decade have led to a swift rise in the volume of research surrounding transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and its therapeutic effects. A team from the Würzburg University Hospital in Germany has just published a new study demonstrating how TMS, in conjunction with a virtual reality experience, can help alleviate anxiety disorders and essentially help p
Directly stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses has been shown to help treat migraines and improve memory, but now scientists at the University of Buffalo have developed a technique that lets them directly control physical movements in mice. Using what they call magneto-thermal stimulation, the researchers activated sections of the brain that caused mice to run, turn or stop, in work that
As we age, our brains slowly lose the ability to learn, remember, adapt and heal from injury. This flexibility is known as brain plasticity, and it explains why youngsters can soak up information like sponges and adapt to their surroundings, while the more mature of us tend to forget things and struggle to learn new skills. Scientists have long sought an uncover the mechanisms behind this red
Researchers at MIT have uncovered a new potential treatment for reversing memory loss of Alzheimer's sufferers. The technique targets an enzyme known as HDAC2, which blocks genes vital to memory formation in Alzheimer's patients, and so far it has shown promise in tests in mice...Continue Reading Scientists unclog genetic brain blockade in mice with Alzheimer'sCategory: MedicalTags: A
As any gamer will quickly point out, playing action-style video games improves motor skills. We've also heard that action gaming increases peoples' ability to make right decisions faster, and that it improves the brain's capacity to learn. Before you run off to your Xbox, however, you might want to take note of a new study which claims that sometimes, "gaming can do more harm than good."..Con
One key front in the battle against Alzheimer's is early detection of the disease. Breakthroughs in this area could open up more treatment options that are less imposing on the patient, and researchers have just reported a promising advance in the form of a blood test that could reveal signs of Alzheimer's long before more obvious symptoms appear. ..Continue Reading Study: Blood test for Alzh
Canadian digital therapeutics outfit Highmark Interactive has secured $2 million in seed funding to create games that help combat brain disease and injuries.  ...
If medical professionals can intervene quickly enough, the heart can be restarted after a person has officially died, but the resulting brain damage often means they struggle to return to their former motor function and neurological capacity. Now, doctors at LSU Health New Orleans and the University of North Dakota have successfully reversed the brain damage of a two-year-old drowning victim
We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as many as 11 dimensions. If you have a hard time wrapping your head around how those extra dimensions could possibly work, we've got news for you: your brain regularly makes use of these 11 dimensions to process information, according to a new stud
Oxytocin has long been called the love hormone, thanks to the warm and fuzzy feelings it creates in the brain. It also plays a key role in encouraging social bonding in humans and animals and it's an effective painkiller to boot, but the brain circuitry behind these effects is still being untangled. Now neuroscientists at Emory University have found the regions in brains of prairie voles resp


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