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How a retrovirus can kick-start brain repair - Futurity

A retrovirus regenerates neurons after a brain injury and in Alzheimer's models. The method may lead to therapies for an array of neurological …

Alzheimer's Disease

Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain

<b>Listen · 4:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When President Obama announced his BRAIN Initiative in April, he promised to give scientists "the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action."<p>An early version of one of those tools already exists, scientists say. It's a …

Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism?

For President Obama, 2013 wasn't just the year of Obamacare. It was also the year of the brain.<p>In April, Obama announced his Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative — an effort to unlock "the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our …

Brain development has rush, lull, rush - Futurity

The human brain develops through distinct patterns of gene activity at different stages from the womb to adulthood, report researchers.

The Brain

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

The Best Comics of 2013 — And How to Read Them Online | WIRED

The best comics of 2013 took many forms, from superhero stories to intensely personal autobiography, and digital-only releases distributed directly …

The top 10 video game Easter eggs of 2013

<i>Check here for more from GamesBeat’s 12 Days of the Best and Worst of 2013</i>.<p>Every year, game developers hide secret content in their titles for eagle-eyed players to find — like John Romero’s severed head in Doom II, the elusive “green ninja ” in Mortal Kombat, and a creepy half-naked man in Halo 2. …

Why 2013 Was A Good Year For Women In Gaming

As we reach the end of the year, it’s time to reflect on various trends we’ve seen in the gaming realm over that time. Now, looking back, I’m ready to declare 2013 a pretty great year for video game women.<p>Now, let me be clear. I’m not waving a “Mission Accomplished: Sexism Over” banner, and I …