Aria C. Gillespie-Smith

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Down's syndrome 'can be treated with green tea'

A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in people with Down's syndrome, scientists and doctors said on Tuesday.<p>In a year-long clinical trial, the treatment led to improved scores on memory and behaviour tests, they reported in a study, published in the The Lancet …

Tarantula toxins offer key insights into neuroscience of pain - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers have identified a pair of tarantula toxins that target a previously unknown pain pathway in sensory nerves. The toxins, which researchers …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

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Up to 15% of doctors are drug addicts. I was one of them

It wasn't until the state police and the DEA were sitting in my primary care office that I finally stopped denying that I was hopelessly addicted to prescription opiates. The DEA agent said, "Doc, cut the crap, we know you've been writing bad scrips." The windows in my office didn't open, otherwise …

Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link

Imagine a future where you could transmit a unique feeling, a hard-to-translate thought process, or precise motor movements via a neural pattern from …

Chronic Pain is in the Brain

October 12, 2015<p><b>A new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, might finally provide</b> …

Researchers have found one big reason sleeping is so important to your brain

That's because when you lose out on sleep, you're not giving your brain the opportunity to clean up after a long day of work.<p>Researchers found that while you sleep, the brain flushes out dangerous proteins that it makes during the day.<p>Jeff Iliff, a neuroscientist at Oregon Health & Science …

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Ben Carson is plain nuts: The 7 most stupefying statements by the GOP’s favorite neurosurgeon

Endorsing the Confederate flag is tame by his standards. The good doctor is convinced we live in a gestapo state<p>Now we know for sure that education is no hedge against mindblowing irrational thinking. Our proof? None other than Dr. Ben Carson, highly trained pediatric neurosurgeon, man of science, …

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