Neuroscience

Listening in to brain communications, without surgery

Plenty of legitimate science – plus a whole lot of science fiction – discusses ways to "hack the brain." What that really means, most of the time – even in the fictional examples – involves surgery, opening the skull ...

Neuroscience

Brain stimulation improves word recall in severe epilepsy

Researchers have found that electrically stimulating regions of the brain can improve the ability of people's memory. Their findings were reported in the scientific publication Nature Communications.

Neuroscience

New technology will create brain wiring diagrams

The human brain is composed of billions of neurons wired together in intricate webs and communicating through electrical pulses and chemical signals. Although neuroscientists have made progress in understanding the brain's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mosquitoes fatally attracted to deadly, sweet-smelling potion

Mosquitoes aren't just blood thirsty. They also have a sweet tooth, relying on plant nectar to get the sugar they need to survive. Exploiting this weakness, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly eradication ...

Immunology

Study pinpoints key pathway in inflammation and aging

In patients with colitis, a serious condition affecting the gut, the immune system turns against the body's own microbes, causing inflammation. To combat this inflammation, scientists have focused in on a chemical signal ...

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