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The Brain
Brain Mapping: Explained
brain mapping
The Brain
Brain Mapping: Explained
The brain is a difficult place to work. How can brain mapping help open the black box between your ears?
February 13, 2021

The brain is a difficult place to work. How can brain mapping help open the black box between your ears?

Neuroscience
New Brain Implant Can Be Charged Wirelessly
new brain implant
Neuroscience
New Brain Implant Can Be Charged Wirelessly
A new brain implant contains wireless charging tech that could eliminate the need for surgeries to remove and replace drained batteries.
January 30, 2021

A new brain implant contains wireless charging tech that could eliminate the need for surgeries to remove and replace drained batteries.

Dementia
4 People in the World Have a Mysterious Dementia. Could It Hold a Key to Alzheimer’s?
frontotemporal dementia
Dementia
4 People in the World Have a Mysterious Dementia. Could It Hold a Key to Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
December 5, 2020

Alzheimer’s has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.

Neuroscience
Gene Therapy Shows Promise as a Glaucoma Treatment
gene therapy glaucoma treatment
Neuroscience
Gene Therapy Shows Promise as a Glaucoma Treatment
A new gene therapy was able to repair a damaged optic nerve in mice, suggesting it might be useful for treating glaucoma in people.
November 11, 2020

A new gene therapy was able to repair a damaged optic nerve in mice, suggesting it might be useful for treating glaucoma in people.

Health Care
Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Now Available at Doctors’ Offices
blood test for Alzheimer's
Health Care
Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Now Available at Doctors’ Offices
For the first time, a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has received approval to be used in doctors’ offices in the U.S.
November 5, 2020

For the first time, a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has received approval to be used in doctors’ offices in the U.S.

Neuroscience
Scientists Test Mind Control with Light — No Surgery Required
mind control
Neuroscience
Scientists Test Mind Control with Light — No Surgery Required
In a new breakthrough, scientists use optogenetics to manipulate brain cells in mice without surgery or brain implants.
November 1, 2020

In a new breakthrough, scientists use optogenetics to manipulate brain cells in mice without surgery or brain implants.

Autism
This Parent Is Helping Push Autism Gene Therapy Forward
autism gene therapy
Autism
This Parent Is Helping Push Autism Gene Therapy Forward
Not too long ago, autism gene therapy was a pipe dream. Now, armed with specific targets and new methods, a small wave of gene therapies is gathering.
October 31, 2020

Not too long ago, autism gene therapy was a pipe dream. Now, armed with specific targets and new methods, a small wave of gene therapies is gathering.

Neuroscience
Dopamine and Serotonin May Do More Than We Thought
dopamine and serotonin
Neuroscience
Dopamine and Serotonin May Do More Than We Thought
Dopamine and serotonin are crucial brain chemicals. A new study that measured them simultaneously in active brains suggests they may do more than we think.
October 17, 2020

Dopamine and serotonin are crucial brain chemicals. A new study that measured them simultaneously in active brains suggests they may do more than we think.

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.