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

20 hours 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

3 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

3 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

14 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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Astronaut Tim Peake to host a new series of landmark films for The One Show

Astronaut Tim Peake to host a new series of landmark films for The One Show

Astronaut Tim Peake will be hosting a new series of films for The One Show in which he will look at various topics in the field of science and technology. The first film in the... Read more ...

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ANDREW CROSSE experimented with electricity extensively in the 1800s, and claimed to be able to turn crystals into tiny, living insects. Read more ...

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While real-time class time is often most familiar and preferred, it's not always realistic given home circumstances. Rather than thinking about learning as something that... Read more ...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a great deal of anxiety, we might come to think people are irrational, selfish or downright crazy. We see people showing up to public venues... Read more ...

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The Milky Way's central bulge offers a jewel box packed with glittering stars

The Milky Way's central bulge offers a jewel box packed with glittering stars

Not so long ago, astronomers thought of the Milky Way's central bulge as an old folks home where mostly ancient stars congregated and slowly moved about. But more recent... Read more ...

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Intermediate mass ‘missing link' black hole identified

An artist's impression shows the spiralling trail of debris from a passing star as it is being ripped apart the gravity of an intermediate mass black hole. Image: Image: NASA... Read more ...