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Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new stem-cell-based treatment for strokes. When tested in animal models, the technique was found to reduce brain damage and help the brain heal itself faster, and the results have been promising enough that human clinical trials may follow as soon as next year...Continue Reading Stem cells help patch up brain damage in stroke victimsCa
Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have discovered a surprising secondary function for an existing drug. Tandospirone is used in Japan and China to treat anxiety and depression, but now Australian researchers have found that it can "reboot" the brain to reverse some of the negative effects of heavy alcohol consumption...Continue Reading Anti-anxiety drug found to und
The human brain is an absolute beast of a computer, running on the processing power of 100 billion neurons. Emulating that system could supercharge our supercomputers, but before we can hit those heights we'll need to start with something a little more simple. And they don't come simpler than C. elegans, a worm whose basic brain of only 302 neurons has been digitized. Now researchers have tau
Humans can sustain a concussion from a force as low as 60 G's, and if head trauma occurs continuously over the course of years – say, from a career playing American Football – then permanent and devastating brain injuries can follow. But the humble woodpecker inflicts forces of over 1,000 G's on itself regularly, so how does it protect itself from brain damage? According to a new study, it do
If you've opted to go for low "mood lighting" in your office, you might want to think again. According to a new study from Michigan State University, when rats are exposed to dim lighting for prolonged periods, their brain capacity diminishes. The same could likely be true for humans...Continue Reading Dim light may be shrinking your brainCategory: Health & WellbeingTags: Brain
Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) indicates drinking in moderation can be good for the brain. The study found that low levels of alcohol consumption can reduce inflammation and help flush the brain of toxins, including beta amyloid and tau p
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a technique where wires are implanted into specific areas of the brain to deliver very mild electrical stimulation. Colloquially referred to as a "brain pacemaker," DBS is currently being investigated as treatment for a variety of conditions, from Parkinson's disease to depression. A new study from Ohio State University is now suggesting the technique could be
When treating disorders of specific parts of the brain, one of the problems with taking drugs orally or intravenously is the fact that they affect the whole brain, potentially causing side effects. With this in mind, scientists from MIT have developed an ultra-thin needle that can deliver tiny doses of medication to parts of the brain as small as one cubic millimeter...Continue Reading MiNDS
A new study is throwing further weight behind the phenomenon known as "baby brain," where pregnant women report an absent-mindedness and decline in memory. The study is claimed to confirm once and for all that baby brain is indeed a genuine ailment, and is also claimed to be the first to explore how it might affect areas of brain function beyond memory alone. ..Continue Reading Study finds "b
It's just a simple pair of earbuds and some stick-on electrodes, but this device could be what millions of people worldwide have been waiting for – an effective treatment for tinnitus. Human trials have shown precisely timed sounds and weak electrical pulses delivered by the device can reduce or even eliminate that ringing in your ears...Continue Reading Tinnitus reduced or even eliminated by


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