Tag Archives: brain

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Scientists Grow Miniature, but Distinctly Human, Brain in the Lab

Austrian researchers have used regenerative techniques to grow a miniature human brain in the lab, they reported recently in the journal Nature. The researchers... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/30/13

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Scientists Able To Slow Aging In Mice By Modifying The Brain’s Hypothalamus

When we age, all parts of our body deteriorate over time. But while aging as a whole might be an accumulation of disparate processes, scientists have long wondered if it... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/21/13

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Want To Have A Better Memory? Study Shows Sounds During Sleep Can Help

If you’re not willing to send electrical shocks through your brain – “mild” as they might be – to become smarter, here’s a much gentler option: play sounds while... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/27/13

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New Study Suggests Autism Could Be Diagnosed At Birth – By Analyzing The Placenta

Scientists have made strides recently in coming up with ways to detect autism earlier in children. But a recent study suggests it might be possible to diagnose the disorder... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/26/13

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New Technique Turns Brain Transparent, Gives Scientists Direct Look Into Brain

The brain remains one of the most impenetrable frontiers of science. Deciphering how its 85 billion neurons and trillion connections between them function together to allow... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/22/13

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Autism Rate Rises To 1 In 50 Children – Cause Still A Mystery

In 2002 the Center for Disease Control estimated that autism affected about 1 in 150 children. By 2012 the CDC estimate had increased to 1 in 88. Now, according to the... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/8/13

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Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk

Despite the lack of scientific evidence to support it, many parents still believe vaccines can cause autism. A new study that should help assuage concerns shows that giving... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/4/13

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Scientists Inject Human Brain Cells Into Mice, Make Them Smarter

And you thought it was all about the neurons. In an experiment that might seem like something only a mad scientist would conjure, researchers injected human brain cells... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/28/13

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