neuroscience

Senescent cells associated with Alzheimers disease

Posted in Medicine on 24th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

Cellular senescence has been associated with harmful tau protein tangles that are a hallmark of 20 brain diseases, including Alzheimers and traumatic brain injury.

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

Evidence suggests age-related cognitive decline is not caused by brain cells dying but rather a simple reduction in plasticity.

Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

Despite some exciting recent advances in early detection methods, autism spectrum disorder is still a frustratingly mysterious and elusive condition.

Baycrest Virtual Brain joins flagship neuroscience initiative in Europe

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

The Virtual Brain, an international brain-mapping platform co-developed by Baycrest researchers, has become part of the Human Brain Project.

Elon Musk Urges for Human-Machine Brain Link After OpenAI's 'Dota' Win

Posted in Games on 6th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

Musk is reiterating the need for a brain-computer interface that would enable man and super-smart machine to coexist peacefully.