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  • Brain astrocytes show metabolic alterations in Parkinson’s disease

    Brain astrocytes show metabolic alterations in Parkinson’s disease0

    Brain astrocytes show metabolic alterations in Parkinson’s disease: A new study using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology links astrocyte dysfunction to Parkinson’s disease (PD) pathology. The study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland and published in Scientific Reports highlights the role of brain astrocyte cells in PD pathology and the potential of iPSC-derived cells

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  • A mind-reading Neuralink chip in a pig’s brain? Downloadable memories? Telepathy? Watch and judge for yourself • The Register

    A mind-reading Neuralink chip in a pig’s brain? Downloadable memories? Telepathy? Watch and judge for yourself • The Register0

    Video In a late Friday evening reveal, Elon Musk updated the world on his Neuralink brain-to-computer interface startup, with the help of three little piggies. Specifically, his team revealed it has implanted a mind-reading gadget in a live pig’s brain. The porcine test subjects were: a control animal; one who has had the implant in

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  • Latest international brain tumour research

    Latest international brain tumour research0

    New findings about brain tumour development could lead to more effective treatment. For the first time in the world, an international study team with substantial participation from researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna University Hospital identifies the molecular differences between individual tumour cells in ependymomas, which are an aggressive

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  • Aluminium in human brain tissue

    Aluminium in human brain tissue0

    We have now measured the concentration of aluminium in human brain tissue from over two hundred donors involving at least five different brain banks. This equates to several thousand individual brain tissue samples. We have information relating to sporadic and familial Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy and autism. If I am honest, I am

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  • Microsoft mulls using your brain waves or body heat to mine crypto-currency while viewing ads • The Register

    Microsoft mulls using your brain waves or body heat to mine crypto-currency while viewing ads • The Register0

    A Microsoft US patent application published last month describes a way to use body activity like brain waves as proof-of-work in a cryptocurrency system. One of the ways the Windows giant’s inventors imagine using the technology is to award cryptocurrency when people’s brain waves indicate they’ve viewed an ad. With a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, computers

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  • Life Lessons From a Brain Surgeon

    Life Lessons From a Brain Surgeon0

    Rebecca Wallersteiner takes a look at ‘Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon,’ Neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial’s new book on why we should never underestimate the power of the human brain In this honest, gripping and often playful book, packed with stories and anecdotes, neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains the intricate workings of the human brain,

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