Our onboard computer, the brain, is a sterile environment separated from the immune system by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is why it has its own resident immune cells, known … Continue Reading New role for white blood cells in the developing brain.
In the not so distant past being able to control one’s environment through thoughts alone was once imprisoned within the realm of science fiction. However, the advancement of technology has … Continue Reading Brain-computer-interface can read people’s opinions from brainwaves.
Two separate studies identify & activate neurons in mice to induce hibernation, hinting at suspended animation in humans.
The core body temperature of a mammal is highly controlled being maintained at roughly 37° C throughout life. However, a short supply of food can cause some mammals to enter a … Continue Reading Two separate studies identify & activate neurons in mice to induce hibernation, hinting at suspended animation in humans.
Seen as a potential breakthrough for many psychiatric illnesses, neuromodulation devices stimulate brain networks to regulate aberrant neural pathways, proffering a more natural and efficacious option for patients. Much excitement … Continue Reading Noninvasive, fully-reversible ultrasonic brain stimulation controls monkeys choices.
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience caused by stimulating nerve receptors contained within tissue damaged by trauma. Usually, the pain dissipates once the traumatic stimulus is removed and … Continue Reading Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.
In the renowned Avatar film, we saw humans ‘living-in’ their synthetic alien counterparts through wireless brain signals sent from remote locations via brain-to-brain interfaces (BBIs). Whilst non-invasive wireless BBIs capable … Continue Reading Novel brain-to-brain interface has the ability to control locomotion.
The part of our sleep cycle involving Rapid Eye Movement (REM), otherwise known as paradoxical sleep, is a crucial phase of sleep identified in mammals and birds involving the random … Continue Reading Researchers identify neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep.
The sugar epidemic in America has reached deadly proportions with the average person’s intake of this substance now averaging more than 100 pounds annually. Sugar addiction has been linked to … Continue Reading Researchers discover & map a new gut-to-brain sugar pathway.
Life-changing injuries or life long disabilities can be extremely challenging and overwhelming at times, with researchers working around the clock to improve life for the newly or long-termed disabled. A … Continue Reading Researchers develop a BCI that can turn brain activity into text.
An ever-growing epidemic, obesity is a chronic medical condition where excess body fat has accumulated to the point it may cause a multitude of health disorders. Several studies have also … Continue Reading Visceral fat delivers a signal to the brain that impairs cognition.
In a crucial partnership, brain function relies on the central nervous system’s primary cell, the neuron, connecting with other neurons to form a circuit known as a synapse to produce … Continue Reading The brain combines artificial and natural vision to restore sight.
A lack of understanding currently veils the field of brain injury, with sufferers undergoing cataclysmic personality changes as well as other chronic health problems affecting the whole body. Electronics are … Continue Reading Artificial and biological neurons communicate over the internet.
Easily accessible and highly habit-forming, alcohol is now one of the world’s most addictive substances, with roughly two billion individuals worldwide consuming it and three million associated with its misuse … Continue Reading Researchers map key neural circuit regulating alcohol consumption.
The brain is comprised of billions of brain cells, a vast network of synapses and neurons transmitting electronic impulses like many stars in an infinite universe. A crucial support system … Continue Reading New role identified for astrocytes in brain processing.
In vitro testing is the controlled process of testing biological materials outside of the living organism in a synthetic environment set-up within laboratory equipment. Experimenting with tissues in culture can … Continue Reading Microfluid device kept live brain tissue functional for 25 days.