Alberto Williams

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FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

What is Blended Learning?

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Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

Can a blood test detect autism? Google Ventures is betting it can

As autism grows more prevalent, early detection is crucial<p>The chances a child will receive a diagnosis of autism has increased 72 percent over the last five years, a dramatic rise that has stumped many health care experts. While there is no cure for autism, early detection and treatment in the form …

Why Brain Surgeons Want Help From A Maggot-Like Robot

Brain surgery is a dicey business. Even the most experienced surgeons can damage healthy tissue while trying to root out tumors deep inside the brain.<p>Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a solution, and it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. They're developing a tiny, …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

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Start 'magnetic fire' without a spark? - Futurity

NYU (US) — Physicists have uncovered new clues to how energy is sustained and spreads …

Physics

Brain readily spots grammatical errors - Futurity

U. OREGON (US) — Neuroscientists have captured hard evidence that people detect and process grammatical …

The Brain

Researchers Sequence Macaw Genome

Researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw. The team was led by Dr. Christopher Seabury …

Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park

Manish Mamtani captured this image at Joshua Tree National Park, in the early hours of May 4, 2013.<p>Chris Comfort<p>Chris Comfort, Technology Manager, …

New to nature No 103: Tinkerbella nana

The family Mymaridae includes more than 1,400 species of diminutive insects called fairyflies. They are not flies at all, but tiny wasps that deposit …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …