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Electrophysiology – News and Features

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Experimental Nasal Spray Successfully Treats Rapid Heartbeat

In a new study, a rapid- and short-acting investigational medication formulated to be delivered via nasal spray, restored a normal heart rhythm in less than 30 minutes in most users with intermittent rapid heartbeats.
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"Bioinks" Used To Print Living Brain Cell Networks

Researchers have successfully used “bioinks” containing living neurons to print 3D nerve networks to mimic the arrangement of grey matter and white matter seen in the brain.
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New Mechanisms That Cause Blindness Discovered

A new study has described a pathway that contributes to blindness in hereditary vision diseases.
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Some Cardiac Arrest Survivors Can Report Clear Memories of Death

A first-of-its-kind study has explored consciousness and brain activity in patients during cardiopulmonary resuscitation after a cardiac arrest.
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Climate Change Is Effecting the Occurrence of Infectious Diseases

A new Europe-wide study investigated the prevalence of protozoans, bacteria and viruses potentially pathogenic to humans and domestic animals in birds and bats in varying climatic conditions
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Viola Music Slows the Brain Waves of Epilepsy Patients

Improvisatory clinical viola music calms agitated epilepsy patients when they are hospitalized in the epilepsy-monitoring unit, reports a new Northwestern Medicine pilot study.
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Electrical Brain Stimulation May Improve Math Ability

Researchers have investigated the impact of neurostimulation on learning and have found that stimulation over the frontal part of the brain improved the mathematical ability of people whose brain was less excited before the application of stimulation.
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Article

The Quest To Discover the Cell Types of the Brain

In this article, Mike Hawrylycz, an investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, discusses a large, collaborative quest to discover the different cell types of the brain.
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Paralyzed Patients Speak Again Thanks to AI-Powered Brain Implants

Efforts to restore speech to people silenced by brain injuries and diseases have taken a significant step forward with the publication of two new papers in the journal Nature.

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Wearable Headband Can Identify Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in Your Sleep

In the largest study of its kind, researchers make progress in developing a digital biomarker that detects early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in brainwave patterns using a simple “wearable” headband at night.
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