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Tags results for 'anatomy'

3D-printed-anatomy developers aim to revolutionize medical education

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.

Brain Pathway Rediscovered After 100 Years

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are giving scientists unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the human brain.

Expanding the brain achieves super-resolution with ordinary microscopes

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2015 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A way to make a brain expand to four and a half times its usual size, allowing structures to appear sharp with an ordinary microscope.

Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists claim to have overturned standard thinking on how the brain is able to perform different tasks.

Shape of eye's 'light pipes' is key to colour sorting

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Physicists have pinned down precisely how pipe-shaped cells in our retina filter the incoming colors.

A 'Google Maps' for the body

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Using Google algorithms its possible to zoom in and out from the scale of the whole joint down to the cellular level 'just as you would with Google Maps'.

Missing link found between brain and immune system

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Overturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ways to treat brain diseases.

Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Patterns in sulci and gyri don't predict cognitive ability, but may help diagnose disease.

New 'Light Meter' photosensitive cells discovered in the eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is a light-sensitive tissue, according to new research. This add to past work proving the retina senses light as part of its role in synchronizing our body clocks.

Male/female brain differences? Big data says not so much

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has debunked the belief that the hippocampus, a part of the brain that consolidates new memories and helps connect emotions to the senses, is larger in females.

Signaling molecule helps neurons find their way in the developing brain

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A molecule secreted in the spinal cord helps guide axons during a critical stage of central nervous system development in the embryo.

Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016 02:02 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our new measurements of the brain's memory capacity increase conservative estimates by a factor of 10 to at least a petabyte, in the same ballpark as the World Wide Web.'

Mental abilities are shaped by individual differences in the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Feb, 2016 11:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such as intelligence and memory.

Three British researchers win 'Brain Prize' for UK research on memory mechanisms

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
British researchers have won a 1 million euro prize, awarded each year for an "outstanding contribution to European neuroscience".

Electrical brain stimulation could boost benefits of stroke rehabilitation

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Research indicates that transcranial direct current stimulation during therapy might help stroke patients recover more movement.

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from 100 terabytes of data

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"Functional connectomics" research bridges the gap between function and wiring in the brain, a major step in an IARPA project to create a roadmap to reverse-engineer the brain.

Largest-ever medical imaging study launches in the UK

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists intend to capture images of the brains, hearts, bones, and arteries of 100,000 patients, with the help of MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds.

Migraine may permanently change brain structure

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2016 11:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The study found that migraine raised the risk of brain lesions, white matter abnormalities and altered brain volume compared to people without the disorder.

Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.

Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'This means that early, engaging musical experiences can have a more global effect on cognitive skills.'

MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings point the way to the development of targeted treatments that potentially could better address some of the core pathology in schizophrenia"

Brain map carves cortex into twice as many areas

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2016 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been mapped in various ways for centuries, but this new effort is a landmark attempt at a definitive, modern atlas for neuroscientists.

Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicate

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Neurons rely on complicated surrounding processes in order to communicate with each other.

Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
New non-invasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury, possibly for those in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

Human Brain Atlas Updated with Unprecedented Resolution

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Allen Brain Atlas combines neuroimaging and tissue staining to offer an unprecedented level of resolution.

Scientists uncover how a fluctuating brain network may make us better thinkers

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2016 04:44 AM
by AlexMuller
When the brain is more integrated people do better on complex tasks.

$100 million investment to unlock the power of the human brain and make our neural code programmable

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
To our great detriment, we understand very little about the human brain.

Unique brain 'fingerprint' can identify person with nearly 100% accuracy

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2016 12:48 PM
by AlexMuller
'This means that many of your life experiences are somehow reflected in the connectivity of your brain'

Tracking large neural networks in the brain by making neurons glow

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to glow in the dark, giving scientists a new tool to track what’s happening in the brain.

MRI scans reveal Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to playing a musical instrument.

Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces From Sight to Recognition

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2016 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
How does the brain recognise familiar faces with efficiency and ease despite extensive variation in how they appear?

Immune cells in covering of brain discovered; may play critical role in battling neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By harnessing the power of cells, known as type 2 innate lymphocytes, doctors may be able to develop treatments for neurological diseases.

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.

Adult Brains Are Built To Recognise Faces Better Than Kids' Brains

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have generally thought that babies are born with more tissue than their brains need, and that the body slowly dumps some of it as the brain develops.

Neuroscientists discover that disorganized brain waves are needed for human memory

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain waves, or oscillations, are the brain’s way of organising activity and are known to be important to learning, memory, and thinking.

Magnetic brain stimulation improves a precise type of memory

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2017 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation could help people with brain injuries or dementia.

Personality linked to 'differences in brain structure'

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Our personality traits are linked to differences in the thickness and volume of various parts of our brains, an international study has suggested.

Brain imaging shows benefits of a good nights' sleep

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2017 05:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Sleep plays an integral role in our ability to learn new things.

Elon Musk: Our Future Is Only Fruitful If We Connect Our Brains With Machines

Posted in Hardware on 17th Feb, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
“I think we’ll end up doing universal basic income. It’s going to be necessary,” he suggested.

Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2017 10:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart.

Hair thin fibers were used for two way optical, electrical and chemical signaling within the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2017 04:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The new approach could provide way to learn about the functions and interconnections of different brain regions.

Brain-computer interface allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2017 04:51 PM
by Alex Muller
3 participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

AI can predict autism through babies' brain scans

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 01:49 AM
by Alex Muller
It could lead to an earlier, more accurate diagnosis.

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'It can deliver the virus [containing the opsins] straight to the cell, and then stimulate the response and record the activity'

Brain activity appears to continue after people are dead, according to new study

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2017 07:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The research could have huge medical and ethical implications for things such as organ donation.

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2017 11:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works, and could lead to new approaches for treating disorders and for developing computers.

Vitamin D linked to autism prevention

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Vitamin D plays important role in the development, and prevention, of autism, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ have found.

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