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This Neuroscientist Says He'll Do a Human Head Transplant Very Soon

An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He'll be announcing a project at a …

Prenatal blueprints give an early glimpse at a baby’s developing brain

Innovative research is allowing us to see neural activity in a baby’s brain as it develops inside the womb<p>My partner is lying on her back and both of us are trying to hide our nervousness about the first ultrasound of the pregnancy. As the examination starts, we hold hands and stare intently at the …

The Brain

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and unusual. For a start, the huge underground device, which batters beams of protons into each other at colossal energies, can fairly claim to be the coolest place on Earth. …

Physics

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?<p>Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects …

Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1017000/1017804_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522261988_fc46a8daeb7954e85230325c525ec922<p><b>The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as the "turning point" in the</b> …

Dementia

Parkinson's drug could prove to be new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Early tests show that benztropine stimulates the production of nerve-repairing cells and helped eliminate MS relapses<p>A drug used to treat Parkinson's disease may provide an effective new therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), research suggests.<p>Early tests on mice show that benztropine stimulates the …

Cocaine disinhibits dopamine neurons by potentiation of GABA transmission in the ventral tegmental area.

2013 Sep 27;341(6153):1521-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1237059.<p>1Department of Basic Neurosciences, Medical Faculty, University of Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva, …

Mouse heart thumps with new human cells - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Scientists report stripping the cells from a mouse heart, replacing them …

Matter over mind: scientists begin to observe and manipulate memories

New techniques could help with neurological disease, but how far should they go?<p>If we had the technology to rewire our brains to help remember certain things and forget others, it could help millions of people struggling with neurological conditions, from Alzheimer’s to post-traumatic stress …

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Drug works better if cancer can’t sleep - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Keeping cancer cells from entering a state of cellular sleep makes …

Cancer Cells

Bringing people back from the dead

<b>A doctor says people can be revived several hours after they have seemingly died. Should this change the way we think about death?</b><p>Carol Brothers can't recall the exact moment she died.<p>"I know it must have been a Friday around lunchtime, because we'd got back from shopping," the 63-year old says. "I …

Medicine

To treat cystic fibrosis, drug mimics HIV - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — A potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections uses the same …

Visual images reconstructed from brain activity

Recent advances in functional neuroimaging have enabled researchers to predict perceptual experiences with a high degree of accuracy. For example, it …

Mindscapes: The woman who was dropped into her body

<b>Name:</b> Louise Airey<b><br>Condition:</b> Depersonalisation disorder<p><i>“I feel like I have been dropped into my body. I know this is my voice and these</i> …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

Neuroscience vs philosophy: Taking aim at free will

Published online<p>31 August 2011| Nature 477, 23-25 (2011) | doi:10.1038/477023a<p>News Feature<p>Scientists think they can prove that free will is an …

'Molecular madness' in brain after blast injury - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Exposure to a blast can cause changes in the brain that …

The Neurobiology of Conscious Intent

Perhaps the seminal component of any clinician’s behavioral repertoire is the ability to understand the conscious motivations and intentions of their …