Suspended Animation Human Trials About to Begin. With traumatic injuries, timing in treatment can be the difference between life and death.
What if surgeons could hit the pause button, giving them precious additional time to treat the wounds? Suspended animation has been featured in a wide array of fictional films, but could it actually work on humans? The FDA has approved a small study that will allow surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh to try to suspend human life later this month. In Hollywood, suspended animation involves freezing solid (or nearly so), thawing at some point in the future when new medical advances have taken place to treat their conditions.
10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science. Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it.
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Texas Neurology. P.A. - Thank You. 5 Ways To Boost Happiness Naturally Without Antidepressants. A few years back, Harvard conducted a study to reiterate what many in the psych professionals already know – Americans are addicted to anti-depression meds.
We (though not myself) pop Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, Paxil, and Zoloft pills like they are candy in an attempt to boost mood and feel better. The increase in sales of anti-depressants is up a startling 400%. This pill-popping became the norm, even though clinical studies suggest there are numerous natural remedies that can help us feel better, without the pricey and life altering side-effects that many of these drugs can cause. Indeed, many individuals can find relief from depression with simple lifestyle changes, even just dietary changes. Even the spice turmeric has been shown to treat depression better than Prozac, one of the best selling, yet least effective anti-depressants of all time. A Blow to the Head Turned This Ordinary Guy into a Math Genius. Image: Math genius Jason Padgett says that a blow to the back of the head made him see the world in a completely different way.
The drawing he made here is a visualization of Hawking radiation, which is emitted from a micro black hole. It took him nine months to complete. 12 years ago, Jason Padgett was a simple 30 year old man from Anchorage, Alaska when he left the university to work in the furniture shop of his father. Longevity gene may boost brain power: Researchers discover the gene may enhance cognitive abilities. Scientists showed that people who have a variant of a longevity gene, called KLOTHO, have improved brain skills such as thinking, learning and memory regardless of their age, sex, or whether they have a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.
Increasing KLOTHO gene levels in mice made them smarter, possibly by increasing the strength of connections between nerve cells in the brain. The study was partly funded by the National Institutes of Health. "This could be a major step toward helping millions around the world who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias," said Dena Dubal, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of neurology, the David A. Coulter Endowed Chair in Aging and Neurodegeneration at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the lead author of the study published in Cell Reports. How Therapy After Brain Injury Can Help Identify the Elephant in the Room. Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine, and Dan Edblom.
Taryn Stejskal, PhD, Taryn Stejskal, PhD is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the founder and president of Wellness Strategies, P.C.; a private practice specifically developed to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families after one person has sustained a neurological injury. The contents of BrainLine (the “Web Site”), such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from the Web Site’s licensors and/or consultants, and other material contained on the Web Site (collectively, the “Content”) are for informational purposes only.
If your browser does not accept cookies, you cannot view this site. Setting Your Browser to Accept Cookies There are many reasons why a cookie could not be set correctly. Below are the most common reasons: The brain’s neural thermostat. The discovery of a neural firing-rate set point opens the door to eventual treatment for devastating disorders By Leah BurrowsOct. 16, 2013 As we learn and develop, our neurons change.
Inaudible High-Frequency Sounds Affect Brain Activity: Hypersonic Effect. Boost Brain Power with These Basic Foods. Traumatic Brain Injuries: Effects of damage to different lobes of the brain. Traumatic Brain Injuries: Returning to School. For many people who have a head injury, going back to school is one of the toughest things they are going to face.
A number of head injury factors will make this difficult. First of all, short-term memory will make it very hard to learn new material. What Happens to Relationships After Brain Injury? Many survivors and family members describe changes in their relationships after the injury. They may not hear much from friends, co-workers, and extended family members. Others notice that their phone calls, emails, and letters are left unanswered. Some survivors find themselves feeling alone even when they spend much of their time with family members or friends. Preparing for college after a traumatic brain injury. Tbi. Traumatic Brain Injury Support - A Place of Support and Understanding. Living with TBI (video) « Brain Injury Support Group.
Motivation and Self Improvement. Serotonin and Traumatic Brain Injury : Brain Injury Law Blog. Depressive symptoms are a common mental health problem following traumatic brain injury (TBI), occurring in up to 87% of patients. Depression following Traumatic brain injury has important consequences including poor functioning, lack of ability to return to work and family activities and prolonged Traumatic brain injury symptoms.
The reason depression develops in some patients following Traumatic brain injury is unknown, making treatment difficult. One type of brain protein that shows genetic differences between people is called the serotonin transporter. The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain. The Secret to Not Caring What People Think.
100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness. Neuro Linguistic therapy. Neuro Linguistic Programming. Ten Brain Science Studies from 2011 Worth Talking About. Sesame Street Provides Lessons about Natural Brain Development in Children. Children’s school-based mathematics and verbal knowledge correlates with the maturity of their neural responses during the natural viewing of educational television programs such as Sesame Street.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001463.g001 Children are not the only ones who can learn a lesson or two from the Count. It turns out that neuroscientists are gaining key insights into brain development by turning to Sesame Street.
While the vast majority of researchers who use neuroimaging techniques to study brain activity in humans use simple tasks and stripped down, short-lasting stimuli, such as pictures of isolated objects or individual tones, Jessica Cantlon and Rosi Li at the University of Rochester figured they could learn more about natural brain development by studying the neural activity of children as they watch real-world educational videos. The results of this innovative study are published this week in PLOS Biology. Published: January 3, 2013. Www.dlcak.org/files/pdf/Publications/EducatingStudentswtihTBI.pdf. Motivating Sheep. 15 Studied Effects of Classical Music on Your Brain. Overcoming Loneliness After Traumatic Brain Injury : Brain Injury Law Blog. Cognitive Skills & Cognitive Abilities. Brain diagrams.
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Psychology. Nootropics. New chemical approach to beat Alzheimer's disease - University of Liverpool News. A computer generated molecular model of heparan sulphates Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Callaghan Innovation in New Zealand have developed a new chemical approach to help harness the natural ability of complex sugars to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The team used a new chemical method to produce a library of sugars, called heparan sulphates, which are known to control the formation of the proteins in the brain that cause memory loss. Chemically produced in the lab Heparan sulphates are found in nearly every cell of the body, and are similar to the natural blood-thinning drug, heparin. Mind.