How to weld neurons with a laser

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The technique could lead to new research and treatment methods, including physical reattachment of severed neurons right after injury, the researchers say.

Mind-altering drugs such as MDMA could be used to cure PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. has reached crisis levels. About 8 percent of Americans experience PTSD; for veterans, that number is 30 percent.

Blood pressure medicine may improve conversational skills of individuals with autism

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The neurodevelopmental disorder impairs communication and can be treated with medications and therapies, but there is no cure.

Grey Matters: Scientists Link Brain Size and Smarts

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Having a big head might not be such a bad thing, if it means you have a gigantic brain. Animals with bigger brains may be better problem-solvers.

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.