The Amazing Human Brain

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Ringing Ears and Chronic Pain Share Unexpected Link
lower back pain, woman, back pain
September 23rd, 2015
Ringing in the ears? Chronic pain? The two may not be so different.
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Wirelessly Powered Brain Implant Could Treat Depression
Human Brain X-Ray
September 11th, 2015
A wirelessly powered implant the size of a grain of rice can electrically stimulate the brains of mice as the rodents do what they please. The implant could help scientists better understand and treat mental health disorders such as depression.
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New Brain-Like Computer May Solve World's Most Complex Math Problems
Illustration of human head with computer symbols coming out of head
July 6th, 2015
The prototype of the memcomputer, which works by mimicking the human brain, could one day lead to computers that solve notoriously difficult math problems and could even help to break codes.
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Psychology of Immigration: Why Responses to Migrant Crisis Vary
Migrants from Syria have turned a park into a small city in Belgrade. (Photo taken Sept. 1, 2015)
September 21st, 2015
The evolutionary response to threat may explain why some want to close the doors to migrants in Europe — but the brain can override those impulses.
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Screaming Triggers Alarm Bells in the Brain
Man Screaming
July 16th, 2015
A new study is turning an ear toward what exactly makes screams so terrifying.
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How Fast Does a Thought Travel?
Electric brain, speed of thought
June 29th, 2015
Scientists have quantified the speed of light, the speed of sound, the speed at which the Earth revolves around the sun, the speed at which hummingbirds beat their wings, the average speed of continental drift….
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Neuron Probes are Exposing the Brain as Never Before (Kavli Roundtable)
An activated neuron
June 4th, 2015
At every scale, scientists can now peer deep into the living brain.
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Could Red-Wine Compound Resveratrol Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease?
A glass of wine and pills of resveratrol.
September 11th, 2015
A compound found in red wine that's been theorized to have anti-aging effects appears to be safe for people with Alzheimer's disease, and may point to a new way to treat the disease.
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Brain Building: Blindness Treatment Affects More Than Eyes
A diagram of the brain highlights different regions with different colors.
July 15th, 2015
A gene treatment that targets the retinas of the eyes and can restore vision to some people who are blind actually affects not only their eyes, but also their brains, a new study shows.
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Trans Fat May Impair Memory
June 17th, 2015
Even as a new rule will force food companies to stop adding trans fat to food, research continues to show the negative effects of trans fat on health.
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