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Early nurturing fosters healthy brain development
A new study provides another reason why parents’ nurturing skills are crucial for children’s social and emotional development.
Neuroscientists link brain-wave pattern to energy consumption
New model of neuro-electric activity could help scientists better understand quiescent brain states such as coma.
Alzheimer’s brain plaques ‘rapidly cleared’ in mice
Destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients have been rapidly cleared by researchers testing a cancer drug on mice.
Memory Can Be Boosted By Stimulating Brain
New research from UCLA shows that stimulating key area of the brain can improve the memory.
Therapy for MS prods brain to re-cloak neurons
A new gene therapy, applied directly to the brain, may help protect neurons from damage by diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Nifty stem-cell engineering sheds light on Parkinson’s disease
Researchers at the University at Buffalo may have taken a significant step toward unraveling the way Parkinson’s disease assails the human nervous system–thanks in part to a nifty bit of stem-cell engineering.
Troops could ‘control guns with their minds’, scientists suggest
Soldiers could control weapons systems simply by using their minds, British scientists have suggested.