New protein injection reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice in just one week. Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, restoring their memory and cognitive function to the same levels as healthy mice in the space of one week.
Mice bred to develop a progressive Alzheimer's-like disease as they aged (called APP/PS1 mice) were given daily injections of the protein, and it appeared to not only clear out the toxic amyloid plaques that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s in humans, it also prevented more from forming. "IL-33 is a protein produced by various cell types in the body and is particularly abundant in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)," says lead researcher, Eddy Liew from the University of Glasgow in the UK. Bionic fingertip gives sense of touch to amputee. Zika outbreak: What you need to know. Image copyright AP The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.
The infection has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. After years in solitary, a woman struggles to carry on. NEW YORK (AP) — Six weeks after her arrival at Rikers Island, an argument over who should clean a jailhouse shower sent Candie Hailey to solitary confinement — known as "the bing.
" It was the first time, but it would not be the last. A month later, records show, she cursed and spit at a guard and resisted when she was put in a hold. Ninety-five days in the bing. She later got 70 days for cursing at an officer, splashing the guard with toilet water and refusing to stop. Among other infractions: fighting (40 days), disrespect of staff (30 days) and blocking her cell window (15 days). Virtual therapy 'helps with depression', researchers say. Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories. "We understand only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to human memory" André Fenton, a prominent neuroscientist "For much of human history, memory has been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays it intact," say the film's makers.
"But now, researchers are discovering that memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others. We are discovering the precise mechanisms that can explain and even control our memories. " Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression. It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda.
After a lifetime of profound depression, 25 years of therapy and cycling through 18 antidepressants and mood stabilizers, Hartman, then 46, had settled on a date and a plan to end it all. The clinical trial would be his last attempt at salvation. For 40 minutes, he sat in a hospital room as an IV drip delivered ketamine through his system. Several more hours passed before it occurred to him that all his thoughts of suicide had evaporated. [‘Acid Test’: The case for using psychedelics to treat PTSD]
The Phenomenological Mind - An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. 'Cancer cells simply melt away': Miracle drug amazes Australian researchers a... Cancer patients are finally catching a break, as Australian researchers have tested a miracle drug that leads to big improvement in a majority of cases, and total recovery in some.
The drug targets a specific protein that helps cancer cells survive. The Melbourne-based trial took place over four years and tested 116 patients. It was shown by researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre that the drug Venetoclax can greatly reduce cancer blood cells. Positive results were seen in 79 percent of cases involving patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Early antibiotic use 'may predispose children to weight gain and asthma' The use of antibiotics in young children may alter the natural populations of gut microbes in a way that leaves them predisposed to weight gain and asthma in later childhood, according to new research.
The study of 236 children aged between two and seven, with a median age of five, backs earlier research on mice and children indicating the negative consequences of early antibiotic use. Antibiotics are the most commonly used drugs in childhood populations of western countries. Researchers at the university of Helsinki said the use of antibiotics is associated with a long-lasting shift in microbiota – clusters of bacteria from different regions of the body – and metabolism. Humans and other animals are home to vast populations of microbes that live on the skin and in the gut. Humans carry around 100 trillion bacteria – meaning microbes outnumber human cells by 10 to one. The importance of a circadian body clock and the rotational speed of the Earth. Visual Representation of Mental Disorders. Being frozen ‘to death’ saved this man’s life. It could save others,’ too.
In February 2015, Justin Smith was found face down in minus-4 degree weather.
Doctors initially thought he was dead, but it turned out being frozen solid actually saved his life. (Lehigh Valley Health Network) Don Smith saw the boots first, just the toes, peeking out from a drift of snow along the side of the empty road. He brought his car to a stop, clambered out into the early-morning chill and peered through the half-light, searching for a sign of his son.
Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing. Would you like paper or plasma?
That's the question book lovers face now that e-reading has gone mainstream. And, as it turns out, our brains process digital reading very differently. 'Losing Yourself' In A Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life - Ohio State Research and Innovation Communications. COLUMBUS, Ohio - When you “lose yourself” inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own - a phenomenon the researchers call “experience-taking.” They found that, in the right situations, experience-taking may lead to real changes, if only temporary, in the lives of readers. In one experiment, for example, the researchers found that people who strongly identified with a fictional character who overcame obstacles to vote were significantly more likely to vote in a real election several days later. There are many ways experience-taking can affect readers. Experience-taking doesn’t happen all the time.
Brain scans show compulsive gamers have hyperconnected neural networks. Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control. The research, a collaboration between the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Chung-Ang University in South Korea, was published online in Addiction Biology on Dec. 22, 2015.
“Most of the differences we see could be considered beneficial. RevMedx XStat device FDA approved to seal wounds for civilians. XStat RevMedx The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a pocket-sized invention that has been used for about a year and a half on the battlefield, but now may one day save your life at home. The invention, called XStat, is a syringe-like device that can plug a life-threatening wound — think a deep wound, such as a gunshot or stabbing lesion — by injecting it with a collection of tiny, super-absorbent sponges. It's especially handy for wounds that can't be wrapped in a tourniquet, such as a gash to the groin or armpit. RevMedxA wound before and after being sealed using XStat. The sponges expand inside the cavity, creating pressure that can block bleeding and life-threatening hemorrhage in 20 seconds or less. "By the time you even put a bandage over the wound, the bleeding has already stopped," former US Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh told Popular Science, who first covered XStat.
The way it works is simple. First language wires brain for later language-learning. Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments You may believe that you have forgotten the Chinese you spoke as a child, but your brain hasn’t. Moreover, that “forgotten” first language may well influence what goes on in your brain when you speak English or French today. In a paper published today in Nature Communications, researchers from McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute describe their discovery that even brief, early exposure to a language influences how the brain processes sounds from a second language later in life. Even when the first language learned is no longer spoken.
It is an important finding because this research tells scientists both about how the brain becomes wired for language, but also about how that hardwiring can change and adapt over time in response to new language environments. Using nonsense words to test brain functions. Newrepublic. "Great works are often born on the street-corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door,” said Albert Camus, and a recent study shows that he was on to something.
The revolving door is not just the accidental setting for inspiration—it is the site of complex meanings all its own. The way you move through a revolving door with a friend might reveal something about your relationship. First—the obvious challenges: the awkward business of figuring out who’s going first; the calibration of the door’s spaciousness—is it a one-at-a-time situation? Researchers caution that a miscalculation can result in “comic struggles.” But what’s really at stake, according to this study, is the cohesiveness of social groups—the difficulty of staying together when a revolving door temporarily chops up a pair or a larger group. Canadian Doctor At Sunnybrook In Toronto First In World To Break Blood-Brain ... The blood-brain barrier has been broken for the first time in history. Doctor Todd Mainprize, of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, and in concert with other neuroscientists, has successfully broken the blood-brain barrier, opening the way for revolutionary new treatments for brain cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression, stroke, Parkinson’s, and more.
The procedure, which took place earlier in the week according to CTV News, was used to successfully treat Bonny Hall’s brain tumor by non-invasively delivering medication deep into the brain using microbubbles and focused ultrasound to force cancer medication through the blood-brain barrier. Dr. Mainprize discussed the revolutionary treatment with CTV. Scientists have developed an eye drop that can dissolve cataracts. Researchers in the US have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to shrink down and dissolve cataracts - the leading cause of blindness in humans. While the effects have yet to be tested on humans, the team from the University of California, San Diego hopes to replicate the findings in clinical trials and offer an alternative to the only treatment that’s currently available to cataract patients - painful and often prohibitively expensive surgery.
Feeling like you're an expert can make you closed-minded. Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says. 22 March 2013Last updated at 20:38 ET By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. Scientist studying psychopath killers' brains discovers he's a psychopath himself - Snap Judgment.
Science explains why beauty is in the eye of the beholder. New research on attractiveness and mating: What people find 'desirable' and 'essential' in a long-term partner. Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label. ‘Caveman Instincts’ May Favor Baritone Politicians. Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs - BBC News. Harvard Study - Meditation Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter. Italian Gene Holds Hope for Unclogging Arteries : Medicine: A mutant protein found in one family appears to ward off heart disease despite a high-fat diet. Researchers buoyed by animal trials. - latimes.
Parents’ comparisons make siblings different. They grow up in the same home, eat the same food, share the same genes (and sometimes the same jeans), but somehow siblings are often no more similar than complete strangers. Study finds walking improves creativity. The Psychology of Color [Infographic] The Psychology of Reasoning. Why Do Coins Make Your Hands Smell Funny?
Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20. Psych News Alert: Anxious Parents Can Transmit Anxiety to Children, Twin Study Shows. Familiarity breeds empathy. ‘Chemo brain’ is real, say UBC researchers. Tell Everyone! Science Says There’s A Physical Cost To Keeping Secrets. Dressing Up the Brain: Wearing a Suit Makes You Think Differently.
Erasing traumatic memories: when context and social interests can outweigh personal autonomy. We think more rationally in a foreign language. WHO - Surgical Safety Checklist. New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function. Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ' Scientists create contact lens that magnifies at blink of an eye - News Rule. Alec Falkenham, Dalhousie student, develops tattoo removal cream - Nova Scotia. Study: When Soda Fizzes, Your Tongue Tastes It. Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment. Why menthol chills your mouth. The Secret to Smart Groups Isn't Smart People—It's Women. Hibernating hints at dementia therapy. Regular naps are 'key to learning' Sugar Molecule Links Red Meat Consumption and Elevated Cancer Risk in Mice.
Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed for first time - Neuroscience Research Article. Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old. Why Humans Drink Alcohol: It's Evolution, Plus Bad Fruit. Lack of exposure to natural light in the workspace is associated wi... White cell attacking bacteria. White cells attacking a parasite. Some people may be pre-wired to be bilingual. Blind spots. Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves'. Facebook Causes Depression New Study Says. 'Milestone' for child malaria vaccine.