The resurrection of a failed Alzheimer’s drug set to test FDA approval process

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Experts are divided on the efficacy data concerning a novel Alzheimer's drug, but it's now up to the FDA to judge whether a controversial Phase 3 trial is enough for market approval

First as Artificial Neurons Developed for Medical Implants

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 5th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.

How Does the Brain Work With Half of it Removed? Pretty Well, Actually

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

In a new study, scans of people who had a brain hemisphere removed as children show how the organ adapted.

Brainwave study reveals psychedelic DMT produces "waking-dream" state

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The new research from Imperial College London capitalized on the short-acting nature of DMT to conduct a temporal investigation into how the drug alters a person’s brain activity across a 20-minute experience.

Lack of key placental hormone linked to autism development

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study suggests lowered levels of a pregnancy hormone can increase the thickness of these myelin sheaths, and increase a child's risk of developing autism.