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New cancer scan could guide brain surgery

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Researchers believe that the new type of scan, which is much faster to carry out and more affordable than ‘gold standard’ MRI scans, has the potential to reduce a patient’s risk of relapse by cutting the chances that a tumour will grow back.

'Quantum Brain' Would Mimic Our Own to Speed Up AI

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Feb, 2021
by Alex Muller

We are at a state where we can start to relate fundamental physics to concepts in biology, like memory and learning

Changes noticeable in Brain fluid that are detectable years before Alzheimer's symptoms arise

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2021
by Alex Muller

A potential means to identify the earliest mechanisms occurring among APOE4 gene carriers that might contribute to Alzheimer's disease before people develop memory problems.

Coma Patients' Brains Jump-Started With Ultrasound

Posted in Medicine, Reviews on 29th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

"This is what we hoped for, but it is stunning to see it with your own eyes. Seeing two of our three patients who had been in a chronic condition improve very significantly within days of the treatment is an extremely promising result."

Giving Robots a Hybrid, Human-Like ‘Brain’ Can Make Them Smarter

Posted in Hardware, Software on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

The robot the researchers have built is small and rudimentary, and the algorithms being run on the analog circuit are fairly basic. But the principle is a promising one, and there is currently a huge amount of R&D going into neuromorphic and memristor-based analog computing hardware.