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Deep Brain Stimulation: Explained
deep brain stimulation
The Brain
Deep Brain Stimulation: Explained
Deep brain stimulation is being studied as a treatment for any number of neurological and psychological conditions. But what is it, exactly?
April 3, 2021

Deep brain stimulation is being studied as a treatment for any number of neurological and psychological conditions. But what is it, exactly?

Neuroscience
Wireless Brain-Computer Interface Moves Out of the Lab
wireless brain-computer interface
Neuroscience
Wireless Brain-Computer Interface Moves Out of the Lab
A new wireless brain-computer interface was able to record and transmit brain signals as effectively as the “gold standard” wired systems.
April 3, 2021

A new wireless brain-computer interface was able to record and transmit brain signals as effectively as the “gold standard” wired systems.

Inventions
Therapeutic Bed Could Help Prevent Brain Damage in Babies
therapeutic bed
Inventions
Therapeutic Bed Could Help Prevent Brain Damage in Babies
Calmer is a therapeutic bed for incubators that simulates a caregiver’s breathing and heartbeat to relieve stress in newborns.
April 2, 2021

Calmer is a therapeutic bed for incubators that simulates a caregiver’s breathing and heartbeat to relieve stress in newborns.

Neuroscience
AI Uses Sound Waves to Read the Minds of Monkeys
map brain activity
Neuroscience
AI Uses Sound Waves to Read the Minds of Monkeys
Functional ultrasound tech can be used to map the brain activity of monkeys, suggesting it might be useful for future brain-machine interfaces.
March 28, 2021

Functional ultrasound tech can be used to map the brain activity of monkeys, suggesting it might be useful for future brain-machine interfaces.

Neuroscience
“Zombie” Cells Grow in the Brain After Death
zombie cells
Neuroscience
“Zombie” Cells Grow in the Brain After Death
After death, gene expression increases in the brain’s glial cells — and those “zombie” cells could affect how we study neurological disorders.
March 28, 2021

After death, gene expression increases in the brain’s glial cells — and those “zombie” cells could affect how we study neurological disorders.

The Brain
Researchers Have Built a Mini-Lab for Mini-Brains
brain organoids
The Brain
Researchers Have Built a Mini-Lab for Mini-Brains
Researchers have created a “tiny machine” to better study brain organoids, clumps of stem cells that simulate the brain.
March 27, 2021

Researchers have created a “tiny machine” to better study brain organoids, clumps of stem cells that simulate the brain.

Neuroscience
It's Now Possible to Diagnose Concussions With Saliva
diagnose concussions
Neuroscience
It's Now Possible to Diagnose Concussions With Saliva
Saliva was used to diagnose concussions with 94% accuracy, suggesting that an objective concussion test may finally be within reach.
March 27, 2021

Saliva was used to diagnose concussions with 94% accuracy, suggesting that an objective concussion test may finally be within reach.

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.

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.

Medicine
New ALS Treatment Appears to Slow Disease Progression
ALS Treatment
Medicine
New ALS Treatment Appears to Slow Disease Progression
A new ALS treatment that appears to slow disease progression offers hope to those battling the incurable neurological disorder.
September 6, 2020

A new ALS treatment that appears to slow disease progression offers hope to those battling the incurable neurological disorder.