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Breakthrough migraine therapy cuts number of attacks in half

For a condition that affects nearly 15 percent of the world's population, there are remarkably few effective treatments for migraine sufferers. A new …

Prosthetics

More Than a Feeling: The Anatomy of Pain

<b>Emotions consist of general components that are also elicited by similar impressions and specific components.</b><p>Grimacing, we flinch when we see someone …

Neuroscience

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Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

Asthma drug could rejuvenate ageing brains, study suggests

An inexpensive drug used to prevent asthma attacks in children and adults may help to rejuvenate ageing brains, according to a study in rats.<p>Researchers found that a six week course of the drug, montelukast, improved memory and learning in older rodents, with their performance in cognitive tests …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to disable Adobe Flash in your browser

Adobe Flash needs to go.<p>The fact that we're faced with yet another major security flaw in the software — this time discovered in the stolen Hacking …

Software

Are You A Procrastinator? Scientists Say This Brain Hack Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key to avoiding procrastination may be to change the way you think about time.<p>The trick? Break down the time you have into smaller units. For instance, if …

Children with ADHD 'should be allowed to fidget'

Riding an exercise bike while doing schoolwork and tests could help children with ADHD perform better - according to scientists<p>Jittery and jumpy children with ADHD have for years been scolded in the classroom for failing to sit still and concentrate.<p>But up to 5 per cent of British youngsters who …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

How maple syrup could improve antibiotics - Futurity

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments.

Why scientists are making brain cells from skin - Futurity

Researchers can now make brain cells from the skin cells of patients with ALS to better study the fatal disease.

Skin

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Luxury Consignment Site The RealReal Adds $40 Million In New Funding

Online luxury consignment site The RealReal announced this morning its largest round of financing to date with news that it has closed on $40 million in Series D funding, as the company is poised to double its $100 million in annual revenue in 2015. The round was led by Industry Ventures and …

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How a tetanus shot could help treat a deadly brain cancer

The history of cancer research is one of inevitable hype and dashed hope. Though most people have been primed to believe in elusive ‘cures’, the most important news is usually about slowly strengthening imperfect treatments. Some of the most promising of these involve vaccines.<p>A study published …

8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation

<i>This piece originally appeared on Adam Grant’s LinkedIn Influencers page.</i><p>If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, …

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in …

Neuroscience

Scientists Scanned A Woman's Brain During An Out-Of-Body Experience — And What They Found Was Amazing

It may sound like the plot of the Twilight Zone, but a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa says she can voluntarily enter an …

Century-hoppers: the vintage Romanian portraits that time travel – in pictures

When Jane Long stumbled upon a stash of old portraits by the Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte, she knew she was on to something special. So she took his pictures, coloured them in and added some bizarre props – like donkey ears, flocks of skeleton birds and pelicans wearing hats

Time Travel

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

5 Amazing Advances In Brain Research In 2014

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some neuroscience research was particularly noteworthy.<p>Though the human brain is still largely a mystery to us, slowly but surely, neuroscientists are …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

2014: The year in design

From smarter contact lenses to greener bridges, we look at some of the designs over the past 12 months pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<p>An amazing year in space exploration<p>The year in transport<p>Weird and wonderful images seen in …

Blood sugar may slow brain growth in diabetic kids - Futurity

Blood sugar levels could affect the growing brains of children with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.<p>Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was …

Wearable tech to hack your brain

The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.<p>Brain stimulation is a very real but still unproven area of technology for tinkering with the …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer's - Futurity

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a …