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The Next Great Neuroscience Debate: Are head transplants ethical?
The Next Great Neuroscience Debate: Are head transplants ethical?
News   Dec 14, 2017

Neuroethicists discuss the planned head transplant due to take place in China.

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Regularly Playing Action Video Games Improves Cognition
Regularly Playing Action Video Games Improves Cognition
News   Dec 13, 2017

An international team of psychologists has assembled data from the last fifteen years to quantify how action video games impact cognition.

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Blood Sample Detection Method for Multiple Sclerosis Discovered
Blood Sample Detection Method for Multiple Sclerosis Discovered
News   Dec 13, 2017

A method for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis has been developed by a University of Huddersfield research team. The process will avoid the invasive, painful process of collecting fluid from the brain and spine

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New Drug Successfully Treats Huntington Patients
New Drug Successfully Treats Huntington Patients
News   Dec 12, 2017

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial, and successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntingtin protein in the nervous system.

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Neurophysiological Measurements of Inner Speech Reveal an Efferent Copy
Neurophysiological Measurements of Inner Speech Reveal an Efferent Copy
News   Dec 12, 2017

New research showing that talking to ourselves in our heads may be the same as speaking our thoughts out loud could help explain why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.

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Increased Urea Levels in Brain Linked with Dementia.
Increased Urea Levels in Brain Linked with Dementia.
News   Dec 12, 2017

Members of the research team used cutting-edge gas chromatography mass spectrometry to measure brain urea levels.

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Scientists Image the Brains of Stutterers to Find Cause
Scientists Image the Brains of Stutterers to Find Cause
News   Dec 12, 2017

Scientists have now gained crucial insights into what makes a stutterer stutter.

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Reading on Electronic Devices Hinders Understanding of Scientific Concepts
Reading on Electronic Devices Hinders Understanding of Scientific Concepts
News   Dec 11, 2017

In a study, a group of adult readers who frequently used electronic devices were significantly less successful on a reading comprehension test after reading several scientific articles compared to those who used those devices less frequently.

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Metabolomic Profiling Identifies Taurine as New MS Therapeutic
Metabolomic Profiling Identifies Taurine as New MS Therapeutic
News   Dec 11, 2017

New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. The discovery also highlights the potential for a technique called “metabolomic profiling,” which can identify useful endogenous metabolites the body already makes in small quantities, such as taurine, for new applications in drug therapies.

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Two Proteins Dictate Visual System Axon Stabilization
Two Proteins Dictate Visual System Axon Stabilization
News   Dec 11, 2017

Scientists have made an important discovery concerning the development of layer-specific axonal connections in the developing visual system of Drosophila flies.

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