Brain Research

Medical Xpress: Monitoring epilepsy in the brain with a wireless system

Researchers at EPFL are now developing a network of wireless microelectrodes that will monitor the patients’ brain activity with great precision, without requiring them to remain confined to their hospital bed. Gürkan Yilmaz presented this research as part of his doctoral thesis, conducted in collaboration with doctors and researchers from Inselspital (University Hospital of Bern). […]

BBC: Babies with frequent eye movements linked to autism

Dr Sam Wass, lead author of the study from the MRC’s cognitive brain sciences unit, said this was a new finding that needed to be checked with more research on more babies. The study stressed that eye movement on its own was not a reliable indicator that a child could be diagnosed with autism in […]

International Business Times: Human Immune System Itself Can Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Human immune system itself can cure Alzheimer’s disease, reports researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Irreversible, progressive brain disease causing problems with memory, thinking and behaviour on aging is referred as Alzheimer’s disease. (February 8, 2015) Read the full article here  

Big Think: Our Brain Treats Corporations Like Individual People

New research led by popular neuroscientist David Eagleman demonstrates that our brain reacts to corporate behavior as though individual people were taking action. The finding may help explain why rights previously reserved for individuals — such as the freedom to worship and the right to free speech — were recently extended to corporations by the […]

Medical Xpress: New insights into the function of transporters in the brain implicated in stroke and neurodegenerative disease

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University have gained new insights into the function of biological machines that scoop up glutamate, the most common neurotransmitter in the brain, from the nerve synapse. Their findings may offer investigators new strategies to develop more effective treatments for stroke, traumatic injury and neurodegenerative diseases. “The brain—indeed […]