Alex Mclane

57 Added | 3 Magazines | 39 Likes | 2 Followers | @alexmclane | Keep up with Alex Mclane on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alex Mclane”

How the brain keeps time

Keeping track of time is critical for many tasks, such as playing the piano, swinging a tennis racket, or holding a conversation. Neuroscientists at …

Neuroscience

We Talked To The Owner Of The Therapy Dog Whose Touching Video Went Viral

I often do bed visits, though never without The Bossy One. This is a lady who has very few people to visit her. She cannot see and often does not …

Meet America's Completely Adorable Airport Therapy Dogs

Flying is far from a calming experience. Airports around the world are attempting to make the experience a little less stressful with the inclusion …

Pets

Unconscious Memories Hide In the Brain but Can Be Retrieved

Unconscious fear-related memories can remain totally hidden from your conscious mind, yet they still have the ability to dramatically affect everyday …

Neuroscience

Scientists warn that new drugs will require earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Major improvements must be made in techniques for identifying future Alzheimer’s disease patients if medicine is to take advantage of drugs that could inhibit or halt their mental decline.<p>This warning was made last week by several senior scientists after the announcement by the pharmaceutical giant …

Dementia

Comment on How Tiny Lab-Grown Human Brains Are Giving Big Insights Into Autism by Neuroscience: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

[…] Source: singularityhub.com/2015/07/26/how-tiny-lab-grown-human-brains-are-giving-big-insights-into-autism/ […]

Emerging Technology

Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study

Penn scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made some exciting strides in the fight against Alzheimer's and they hope the discoveries will lead to a …

Dementia

New Compound Could Treat Depression in Less Than 24 Hours With Few Side Effects

<b>New approach could revolutionize treatment.</b><p>A new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified promising compounds …

Here's What Happens When You Fall In Love, According To Science

Haddaway isn't the only one who wants to know. Of all the questions that the 1.5 billion people on the Internet ask every day, one of the most …

Korean Healthtech Startup Closing In On Cure For Alzheimer's

Korea’s startup landscape remains partial to gaming. Demand has been growing at such a staggering clip that the industry now accounts for 90% of the country’s mobile app revenues. The government is also providing financial assistance — to the tune of $90 million — to help shoulder rising demand. …

Alzheimer's Disease

A 29-year-old former Wall Streeter bought an Alzheimer's drug that failed clinical trials — and now his company is worth $3 billion

Since dropping $5 million on the drug, which Glaxo referred to simply as SB-742457, a few months ago, Ramaswamy's company, Axovant Sciences, now has a market value approaching $3 billion, the New York Times reports.<p>The company's initial public stock offering last week ranks as the biggest ever in …

Biotechnology

Dementia 101: Types of Dementia

<b>Dementia, Alzheimer's, senility, forgetfulness.</b> All of these words point to an experience. But do they point to the same one? Are they different? Are they the same?<p>I often hear these words thrown around interchangeably. Here I hope to give some etymological clarity. Aging in America is confusing. …

Dementia

Strong Link Found Between Dementia, Common Anticholinergic Drugs

There is a strong and possibly irreversible link between Alzheimer’s disease and many commonly used medications for insomnia, allergies, and …

Dementia

Samsung App Aids Alzheimer's Patients

Dozens of new apps get released daily, but more often than not, most seem to end up being fairly frivolous. Every now and then though, a new app will …

5 Largest Markets for Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical market is headed for $1.3 trillion by 2016. Here's how globalization is radically changing the game for Big Pharma and Big Biotech …

Biotechnology

Researchers discover how cocaine, amphetamines disrupt the brain's normal functioning

In a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, researchers in the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have illuminated how …

Ex Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Comes Clean, Reveals Horrors Of Western Medicine

bodymindsoulspirit | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments<p>An ex-pharmaceutical sales rep has come clean after fifteen years of being in the drug pushing business. …

Transparency Is Still A Problem As Big Pharma Struggles With Its Image

“Reputation, built on our past, shapes our present and future. A good reputation can open many doors; a bad reputation can close many more. A good reputation generates respect. A bad reputation breeds suspicion.”<p>Those are not the words of a business consultant or from a television talk show host …

Transparency

Ali Health: A Revolution for China’s Healthcare Industry?

Private-sector actors in China, led by Alibaba, are taking significant steps to do what they believe will earn a handsome profit in the growing …

Health Care Industry

U.S. Pharma Industry Getting Ready for a Shake Up

In the coming weeks, a single drug will revolutionize the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Zarxio, a drug that reduces infections caused by chemotherapy, is about to become the very first biosimilar drug sold in the United States. Biosimilars are generic-like alternatives to biologics, complex drugs …

Biotechnology

'Heart-on-a-chip' could replace animals in drug development

Observing human heart muscle cells normally means opening someone’s chest, but no longer. Now they can be observed and studied outside the heart with a microscope, and scientists at the University of California Berkeley working with bio-engineers have for the first time developed a system that …

One-Third of Seniors with Dementia Are Being Given Antipsychotics

—even though such toxic drugs are not approved to treat dementia!<p>A <b>report</b> from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that nearly one-third …

Cool Arctic squirrels may hold key to Alzheimer’s cure

The processes in their brains during hibernation are exciting scientists<p>This month, Arctic ground squirrels emerge in Alaska after eight months’ hibernation. It hasn’t been easy: during hibernation, their body temperature can drop as low as -2.9C, a record for mammals, and stay there for two to …

Alzheimer's Disease

FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan

The federal government has forced two<p>UCLAresearchers to stop making promotional claims about an experimental brain scan they hope to commercialize as a test for Alzheimer’s disease, long-term damage from traumatic brain injuries and other neurological conditions.<p>The website for their fledgling …

Crowd-funding campaign hopes to accelerate clinical trials of new brain-repair discovery

Human astrocyte-converted neurons (credit: Gong Chen Lab, from Ziyuan Guo et al./Cell Stem Cell)<p>Penn State scientists have started their own …

Neuroscience

Military rapped for lying to information commissioner over chopper crash report

Canada's military authorities misled and stonewalled the country's information commissioner and the media over records related to a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, an investigation has found.<p>The probe found the Department of National Defence promised the Office of the Information Commissioner of …

Based on This Study, an Alzheimer's Disease Cure Could Be Around the Corner

Alzheimer's drugs have generally fared poorly in clinical trials, but researchers in Australia may have uncovered a groundbreaking and non-invasive …

Dementia

Slowdown of brain's waste removal system could drive Alzheimer's

Since it was first identified more than a century ago, we still have no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Among the various avenues that researchers have …