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Citizen Science
Help Scientists Figure Out Whether Brain Training Apps Work
brain training
Citizen Science
Help Scientists Figure Out Whether Brain Training Apps Work
To figure out how people might benefit from brain training apps, researchers are looking for 30,000 volunteers willing to play brain games science.
September 27, 2020

To figure out how people might benefit from brain training apps, researchers are looking for 30,000 volunteers willing to play brain games science.

Neuroscience
New Brain Implant Reads Minds From Inside a Blood Vessel
neural interface
Neuroscience
New Brain Implant Reads Minds From Inside a Blood Vessel
A first-of-its-kind neural interface called the Stentrode sits in a blood vessel in the brain, picking up signals it can wirelessly transmit to a computer.
September 12, 2020

A first-of-its-kind neural interface called the Stentrode sits in a blood vessel in the brain, picking up signals it can wirelessly transmit to a computer.

Neuroscience
Left-Handed People are “Left-Out” of Brain Research
left handed people and brain research
Neuroscience
Left-Handed People are “Left-Out” of Brain Research
Left-handed people are systematically excluded from brain research, due to an archaic doctrine. These neuroscientists want that to change.
August 23, 2020

Left-handed people are systematically excluded from brain research, due to an archaic doctrine. These neuroscientists want that to change.

Medical Innovation
New Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Is as Accurate as Brain Scans
Test for Alzheimer’s
Medical Innovation
New Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Is as Accurate as Brain Scans
A new blood test for Alzheimer’s is as accurate as the costly, invasive, and time-consuming methods currently used to detect the disease.
July 31, 2020

A new blood test for Alzheimer’s is as accurate as the costly, invasive, and time-consuming methods currently used to detect the disease.

Dope Science
CBD Slows Growth of Brain Cancer Cells in a Petri Dish
new cancer treatment
Dope Science
CBD Slows Growth of Brain Cancer Cells in a Petri Dish
The cannabis compound CBD can slow the growth of brain cancer cells, but it’s a long way from a new cancer treatment.
May 3, 2020

The cannabis compound CBD can slow the growth of brain cancer cells, but it’s a long way from a new cancer treatment.

Future of Medicine
Using Ebola to Fight Brain Cancer
Using Ebola to Fight Brain Cancer
Future of Medicine
Using Ebola to Fight Brain Cancer
A lab-altered Ebola virus can hunt human brain cancer cells without killing healthy cells.
By Julia Sklar
April 30, 2020

A lab-altered Ebola virus can hunt human brain cancer cells without killing healthy cells.

Neuroscience
Brain Implant Restores Sense of Touch in Man With Paralysis
Brain Implant
Neuroscience
Brain Implant Restores Sense of Touch in Man With Paralysis
Researchers have used a brain implant to help a man with paralysis both move his arm again and regain a sense of touch.
April 29, 2020

Researchers have used a brain implant to help a man with paralysis both move his arm again and regain a sense of touch.