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STAT Plus: The latest failure in Alzheimer's casts doubt on Biogen's ostensible success

1 day ago   |   STAT

The prevailing theory of how to treat Alzheimer's disease endured its 1,001st cut on Thursday, as results from a lengthy clinical trial showed that reducing toxic plaques in...
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STAT Plus: Two companies bet on ‘chemogenetics' to sidestep challenges with neurological drug development 

1 day ago   |   STAT

For years, pharmaceutical companies have cut back on drug development that targeted neurological conditions. After trials and failures in dementia , depression , and epilepsy...
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Mind-reading AI turns thoughts into words using a brain implant

4 days ago   |   New Scientist

Four women already using a brain implant for their epilepsy have been able to turn their thoughts into words with the help of a mind-reading artificial intelligence
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Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

Researchers in US tracked the neural data from people while they were speaking Reading someone's mind has just come a step closer to reality: scientists have developed...
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Exploring the gut-brain axis in neurodevelopmental disorders

Exploring the gut-brain axis in neurodevelopmental disorders

4 days ago   |   Global Engage

In the last decade, research has well established the impact of gut microbiota on host physiology and behaviour. We know that the gut and the brain communicate bidirectionally...
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STAT Plus: AC Immune bets that its Alzheimer's trial design could provide a cleaner test of the amyloid hypothesis

4 days ago   |   STAT

The fate of aducanumab , a potential Alzheimer's treatment from Biogen, is widely seen as the last hope for an aging idea: that targeting toxic brain plaques can arrest the...
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Comparing Brain Responses to Music and Language Stimuli to Detect Consciousness

11 days ago   |   Harvard

Steven Meisler, Yelena Bodien, David Zhou, and Brian Edlow. 10/1/2019. “ Comparing Brain Responses to Music and Language Stimuli to Detect Consciousness .” Archives of Physical...
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Putative protective neural mechanisms in pre-readers with a family history of dyslexia who subsequently develop typical reading skills

14 days ago   |   Harvard

Y Xi, J Zuk, MV Perdue, O Ozernov-Palchik, T Raney, SD Beach, ES Norton, Y. Ou, JDE Gabrieli, and N Gaab. 2020. “ Putative protective neural mechanisms in pre-readers with a...
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Our guts may sense sugar and low-calorie sweeteners differently

15 days ago   |   New Scientist

The gut distinguishes sugar from low-calorie sweeteners, and tells the brain what has been eaten within milliseconds, studies in mice and human cells suggest
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Brain ultrasound scanner could speed diagnosis of head injuries

15 days ago   |   New Scientist

The ultrasound technology used to image fetuses is being adapted to visualise the brain, perhaps allowing for rapid diagnosis of stroke or sports head injuries
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Why is Venus so bright tonight? Venus in Pleiades visible to the naked eye...

Why is Venus so bright tonight? Venus in Pleiades visible to the naked eye TONIGHT

VENUS will appear exceptionally bright in the night skies today, as it cuts across the star cluster Pleiades. Here is everything you need to know. Read more ...

SpaceX shock: Watch the dramatic moment Starship test rocket collapses

SpaceX shock: Watch the dramatic moment Starship test rocket collapses

SPACEX SN3, the latest version yet of Starship test vehicles, failed in its latest launch. Watch the dramatic video of the SpaceX test here. Read more ...

NASA news: Satellite could give early warning of volcanic eruption or major...

NASA news: Satellite could give early warning of volcanic eruption or major earthquake

NASA has developed a new radar which will help monitor earthquakes and volcanoes from space, which could give an early warning of potential devastation. Read more ...

Yellowstone: Terrifying animation shows how 7.5 magnitude earthquake...

Yellowstone: Terrifying animation shows how 7.5 magnitude earthquake ‘unleashed' on park

YELLOWSTONE suffered a shocking 7.5 magnitude earthquake more than 60 years ago, and terrifying animation shows how the event unfolded in the park. Read more ...

TS-Optics Photoline 60mm, f/6 FPL53 apochromatic refractor

TS-Optics Photoline 60mm, f/6 FPL53 apochromatic refractor

For casual terrestrial observations and quick looks at the Moon the TS PhotoLine 60mm, f/6 is quite at home on a sturdy photo tripod such as the author's Manfrotto 055 shown... Read more ...

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How to Get Tested for Coronavirus in Tokyo

How to Get Tested for Coronavirus in Tokyo These truly are strange and... Read more ...

Space weather forecast: Solar storm to hit Earth TOMORROW

Space weather forecast: Solar storm to hit Earth TOMORROW

A SOLAR storm is forecast to batter Earth all weekend, causing auroras in the upper reaches of the northern hemisphere, space weather forecasters have stated. Read more ...

Coronavirus vs flu: THIS is what makes COVID-19 more concerning than flu

Coronavirus vs flu: THIS is what makes COVID-19 more concerning than flu

CORONAVIRUS is a much more serious problem than flu for one simple reason, an expert has outlined. Read more ...