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A room for fans of the Brain Science Podcast. Members are encouraged to add feeds from neuroscience-related blogs and to share anything brain-related that other might find interesting.
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Scientific American Science in Action Winner Kenneth Shinozuka - http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog...
Scientific American Science in Action Winner Kenneth Shinozuka
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Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable - http://sharpbrains.com/blog...
— Thync gets $13 million to send electric currents to your brain (SFGate): “Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different from most: it would send fine electric currents through the brain to alter users’ state of mind…some venture capitalists are on-board with the unusual vision: on Wednesday, it […]
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Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable - http://sharpbrains.com/blog...
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Intracranial stents: More strokes than with drug treatment alone - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Antarctic Sea Ice and Global Warming [Greg Laden's Blog] - http://scienceblogs.com/greglad...
Did you ever leave your freezer door slightly open on a humid day only to find chunks of new ice formed at the gap? When that happens, did you conclude “Oh, my freezer is colder than usual, I wonder how that happened?” No. You concluded that you had left the door slightly open, some cold…
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Mining big data yields Alzheimer's discovery - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Mining big data yields Alzheimer's discovery - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
A new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s has been used by researchers. The discovery fills in another piece of the jigsaw when it comes to identifying people most at risk of developing the condition.
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Pregnant women with psychiatric conditions require higher doses of neuroleptics - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Workplace violence in the health sector: What are the consequences? - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Long-acting contraceptives for teens [The Pump Handle] - http://scienceblogs.com/thepump...
The American Academy of Pediatrics published a "Contraceptives for Adolescents" policy statement that advises pediatricians to consider long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods as first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents. Recent research shows that women, including teens, will choose LARCs when cost is not a barrier and when healthcare providers can help patients choose and access the contraceptives that best meet their needs.
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AWARE Results Finally Published – No Evidence of NDE - http://theness.com/neurolo...
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AWARE Results Finally Published – No Evidence of NDE - http://theness.com/neurolo...
Back in May I participated in a debate for Intelligence Squared regarding “Death is not Final.” At the time I was updating myself on the published literature regarding alleged near death experiences or NDEs, and noticed that the AWARE study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) had been completed but the data not yet published. I was disappointed [...]
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Brain Trickery – Seeing in Slow Motion - http://brainblogger.com/2014...
The brain is capable of endless thoughts, visions, and perceptions. It’s a complex but perfectly tuned system that operates smoothly most of the time. But sometimes things can get strange. Not necessarily abnormal, but strange nonetheless. Seeing events in a slow motion is a rare phenomenon that certainly belongs to this category of rather unusual […]
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Have You Been Screened for Depression Today? - http://health.usnews.com/health-...
Source: U.S. News and World Report On Oct. 9, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, you should be. Here's why.
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Estonia Becomes First Ex-Soviet State to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Source: BBC News - Europe Estonia becomes the first former Soviet nation to legalise same-sex marriage, but Kyrgyzstan, another former state, is considering anti-gay legislation.
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Why Teen Girls Are at Heightened Risk of Depression - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Source: ScienceDaily Adolescence is often a turbulent time, and it is marked by substantially increased rates of depressive symptoms, especially among girls. New research indicates that this gender difference may be the result of girls' greater exposure to stressful interpersonal events, making them more likely to ruminate, and contributing to their risk of depression.
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To Quit Smoking, Combine Behavioral Support and Medication - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Source: ScienceDaily Numerous randomized clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of the two major forms of smoking cessation treatment -- behavioral support and medication -- in helping smokers quit. Researchers have now demonstrated that this approach can successfully translate to the "real world" and that a combination of the two treatments offers almost a threefold chance of success over attempts to quit without using a cessation aid.
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Men Work Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence - http://www.cbsnews.com/news...
Source: CBS News - U.S. News After court-ordered intervention program, men support each other: "I won't make the same mistakes again".
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Inflammatory signaling is bad for the aging brain. - http://mindblog.dericbownds.net/2014...
Baruch et al. do some interesting work suggesting that preventing antiviral-like responses may protect aging brain function. They find that the choroid plexus of older mice produces more RNA for the inflammatory cytokine interferon-I than younger mice. This increase is also seen in human post-mortem brain samples. (The choroid plexus produces cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the brain, is exposed both to blood and cerebrospial fluid, and constitutes the blood–cerebrospinal fluid barrier.) Blocking interferon signaling in the aging mouse brain partially restored cognitive function. Here is their abstract: Aging-associated cognitive decline is affected by factors produced inside and outside the brain. By using multiorgan genome-wide analysis of aged mice, we found that the choroid plexus, an interface between the brain and the circulation, shows a type I interferon (IFN-I)–dependent gene expression profile that was also found in aged human brains. In aged mice, this response was induced...
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Neuroscientists use snail research to help explain "chemo brain" - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/release...
It is estimated that as many as half of patients taking cancer drugs experience a decrease in mental sharpness. While there have been many theories, what causes "chemo brain" has eluded scientists.
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Potential treatment for traumatic brain injury offered by stroke-fighting drug - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/release...
The only drug currently approved for treatment of stroke's crippling effects shows promise, when administered as a nasal spray, to help heal similar damage in less severe forms of traumatic brain...
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Sugar consumption led to memory problems and brain inflammation in adolescent rats - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/release...
Studying rats as model subjects, scientists found that adolescents were at an increased risk of suffering negative health effects from sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.
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Quackademic medicine marches on: George Washington University and the University of Toronto [Respectful Insolence] - http://scienceblogs.com/insolen...
Quackery has been steadily infiltrating academic medicine for at least two decades now in the form of what was once called “complementary and alternative medicine” but is now more commonly referred to as “integrative medicine.” Of course, as I’ve written many times before, what “integrative medicine” really means is the “integration” of quackery with science-…
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Brain injury expert critical of deal - http://espn.go.com/nfl...
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Science of sleep may offer key to student success - http://health.einnews.com/article...
… six projects to investigate how neuroscience could improve education in the …
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Let teenage pupils have a lie-in... it could boost their exam results: Thousands of pupils to take part in trial to see if a later start will make a difference - http://health.einnews.com/article...
… Oxford University Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. The scheme involves incorporating … Oxford University Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, said that a teenager … sleep research is among six neuroscience projects awarded grants totalling almost …
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Thync’s neurosignalling wearable will change your mind — literally - http://health.einnews.com/article...
… at the groundbreaking intersection of neuroscience and consumer technology,” said Khosla … was founded by engineering and neuroscience experts from Stanford, Harvard, and …
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Daniel J. Levitin reveals the science behind information overload in The Organized Mind - http://health.einnews.com/article...
Montreal neuroscientist Daniel Levitin says digital multitasking … science behind it. The Montreal neuroscientist points out that we now …
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