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India.com: Three Minute Workout for Your Brain — Super Brain Yoga

Remember when you were in elementary school back in India and your teachers punished you for not doing your homework? Yes! That punishment where you had to cross your arms, hold your earlobes and squat. Well, it turns out that a timeout session was not bad, after all. It is, in fact, an established yoga […]

Yahoo News: Are You Using Your Brain’s Full Capacity?

A myth persists in popular culture that humans only use 10% of their brain. People have even gone so far as to explore the idea that tapping in to the unused parts of our brains would give us supernatural powers, as seen in the 2014 film Lucy. Dr. Ashley Winter, Urologist in Residency at New […]

Discovery News: Simple Test May Predict If a Coma Patient Will Wake

Although researchers have made remarkable advances in studying comas and other disorders of consciousness, doctors say a great deal remains unknown. When a doctor walks into an exam room, for example, the tools available for determining the prognosis of a patient in a coma are limited — and far from an exact science. Now, researchers […]

Medical Xpress: Development of personalized cellular therapy for brain cancer

Immune cells engineered to seek out and attack a type of deadly brain cancer were found to be both safe and effective at controlling tumor growth in mice that were treated with these modified cells, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the […]

Medical Xpress: Brain imaging links language delay to chromosome deletion in children with neuro disorders

Children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language, says a study team of radiologists and psychologists. “This study shows an important connection between gene differences and differences in neurophysiology,” said study leader Timothy P.L. Roberts, Ph.D., vice chair of Radiology Research […]

Medical Xpress: Autism genes activate during fetal brain development

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development. The research, led by Lilia Iakoucheva, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, is published in the February 18 issue of Neuron. (February 18, 2015) […]

Huffington Post: These High-Tech Shirts And Pants Can Help Protect Kids With Autism

Many children with autism are prone to wandering away from their home or supervised space. While parents of these children face the daunting task of keeping tabs on them at all times, a GPS-equipped clothing line designed specifically for these families aims to help. Nearly half the parents of children with autism said their youngster […]

Sydney Morning Herald: Alzheimer’s disease linked to heart’s effect on the brain

Researchers have pointed to a new culprit in the whodunnit that seeks to discover who killed the brain of people who died with Alzheimer’s disease: the heart. The radical new theory into the cause of Alzheimer’s disease suggests that the heart, after powering the brain with 35 million beats per year, eventually destroys it. We […]

Medical Xpress: Disruption in brain signals sheds new light on melancholic depression

The findings, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, provide new information about the causes of depression, with senior study author Professor Gordon Parker AO, from the UNSW School of Psychiatry, arguing that melancholic depression is inadequately differentiated from other forms of clinical depression by current official diagnostic manuals. (February 19, 2015) Read the full […]