Selfie Diagnosis With New Phone Camera ToolNews
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a novel cell phone imaging algorithm that enables analysis of assays typically evaluated via spectroscopy, a highly sophisticated and powerful device used in scientific research.
"Lack of Cleaning" in Brain Cells is Central to Alzheimer’s DiseaseNews
An international research team has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, the so-called mitophagy, is very weakened in animals and humans with Alzheimer's. And when they improve the cleaning system in the animals, the Alzheimer's symptoms almost disappear.Read more
Mapping Brain Circuits in Newborns May Aid Early Detection of AutismNews
A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. Using noninvasive, 20-minute magnetic resonance imaging scans, researchers have revealed some of the complex and precisely organized brain architecture that emerges as the brain reshapes itself during the third trimester of pregnancy.
'Smiling depression': It's Possible to be Depressed While Appearing HappyArticle
Here's why that's particularly dangerous.Read more
Frontal Lobe Paradox: Where People Have Brain Damage But Don't Know ItArticle
The frontal lobe paradox.Read more
Pluripotent Stem Cells in Drug Discovery: Can We Stem the Tide of Unsuccessful Drugs?Article
Stem cells were first discovered in human cord blood in 1978. Why would we think they can be of more help now? This article delves into reasons behind the sudden interest in stem cells, and highlights how they can be used to advance drug discovery.Read more
The Science of Why so Many People Believe in Psychic PowersArticle
You would think that instances of proven psychic fraud over the years would weaken the credibility of psychic claims.Read more
Addressing Controversy in ADHD: An Interview with Russell A. Barkley, PhDArticle
We interviewed Russell A. Barkley, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to gain an insight into the disorder, its portrayal in the media and the future of ADHD research.Read more