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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Start-ups: Shareholder societies

For Allison and Dave Shuttleworth, Airbnb has been a financial saviour. When Mr Shuttleworth lost his job at a hospital last year, the income from …

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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

Effective new malaria vaccine offers hope for breakthrough cure

An experimental malaria vaccine called PfSPZ is showing promise after it was found to have blocked the disease in early clinical trials, according to a new study published by <i>Science</i> magazine on Thursday. Researchers are calling the vaccine a breakthrough while also cautioning that PfSPZ isn't ready …

Scientists use math to give completely paralyzed patients a voice

Fully paralyzed patients could be given a chance to easily express simple "yes" and "no" phrases thanks to a newly developed method of communication. Paralyzed patients who have become "locked in" can't directly control any part of their bodies, but a research team led from the Philipp University …

Portable Brain-Scan Headsets: 4 Incredible Applications

New technology is moving brain research outside the lab and into the real world.<p><b>Our brain controls what we think, feel, and do, but scientists have a limited capability to watch it at work outside the lab. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tan Le hopes to change that while, in the process,</b> …

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS 'vaccine' on monkeys

Brazilian scientists have developed an HIV vaccine and plan to begin testing on monkeys later this year, a sponsor institution has said.<p>Known as the HIVBr18, the vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS was developed and patented by a team from the Medicine Faculty of the University of Sao Paulo, …

Healthcare must open its eyes to open source

Flickr/Creative Commons photo by Opensourceway.<p>July 3, 2013 AT 2:07 PM<p>Recently I attended a product demonstration at my local Apple store where we …

Facebook, a legitimate source of data for medical research?

For several years researchers have been trying to find the causes of obesity, aside from any genetic predisposition. Our social environment is …

GE wants to use artificial intelligence to predict the future of hospitals

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / discpicture<p>Around the world, the health care system is rife with inefficiencies, and General Electric …