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Physical and Social Pain Are Processed in Some of the Same Areas of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, healthcare, illness, medicine, research, science, study )

Darren
- 7 days ago - healthland.time.com
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in some of the same regions.
Drug Pruning Extra Synapses in Brain Can Treat Autism - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Children, Drugs, Health, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
Autistic children have an excessive amount of synapses, or brain connections between neurons, which doesn't alter as it should with age, US scientists have revealed. This could help develop a drug normalizing their number even after diagnosis.
Warning Over Electrical Brain Stimulation
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, health, electrical, brain stimulation )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online,
Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In Their Brains
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, health, autism, science, interesting, humans )

Michael
- 10 days ago - iflscience.com
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. In an effort to find out why, a group of researchers led by David Sulzer at Columbia University Medical Center examined the synapses in the brains of children with autism.
Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!
Science & Tech  (tags: design, Gizmos, health, interesting, safety, technology, world )

Kathy
- 11 days ago - inhabitat.com
It is astonishing that the design of crutches hasn't changed much since they were invented about 100 years ago. Behzad Rashidi's brilliant Sit & Stand Walking Assistant addresses this anachronism and reconfigures the crutch into a hands-free aid that uses
Stuck in Neutral: Brain Defect Traps Schizophrenics in Twilight Zone
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain defect, Schizophrenics, tewilight zone, desire, emotions, decisin making, research, science, scientists, study, discovery, health, humans, society )

Lone
- 14 days ago - sciencedaily.com
People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals.
Siberian Scientists Urgently Working on Vaccine for Deadly Ebola
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, investigation, scientists, research, health )

Marty
- 25 days ago - siberiantimes.com
The world is facing the most serious Ebola outbreak ever, which has already accounted for around 900 lives this year, with more than 1,600 infected
'Pea-Sized Brain Hub Could Shed Light on Depression'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, brain hub, health, depression )

Ray
- 34 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.
Drug-Resistant Superbug Infections Explode Across U.S. Hospitals: 500% Increase Foreshadows 'New Plague' Caused By Modern Medici
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, health, humans, interesting, investigation, medicine, research, safety, society, study )

Frans
- 45 days ago - naturalnews.com
.......This dangerous bacteria is finding its way into healthcare facilities nationwide... A CRE epidemic is fast approaching... Even this marked increase likely underestimates the true scope of the problem given variations in hospital surveillance...
CREEPY!! Creating Child Sex Robots Is a Terrible Idea
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, child robots, ethics, health, news, research, science )

Cal
- 46 days ago - vice.com
Last week, at an event called Our Robot Future at Berkeley, robo-ethicists introduced the idea of using sex robots to rehabilitate pedophiles.
Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Alzheimer's disease testing, Beta-amyloid plaques, science, discovery, health, study, disease )

Nancy
- 49 days ago - healthyliving.msn.com
In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association between levels of beta-amyloid plaques in the retina of the eye and levels of the plaques in the brain. Beta-amyloid plaques in the brain are...
Alzheimer's Research in 'Major Step' Towards Blood Test
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, society, health, Alzheimer's disease )

Ray
- 55 days ago - bbc.co.uk
British scientists have made a "major step forward" in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Take Action to Oppose the New 2,4-D-Resistant G.E. Crops *** Please Sign ***
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, environment, GeneticEngineering, health, humans, investigation, research, safety, science, society )

Frans
- 71 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an application to use a combination of glyphosate, a chemical in many common pesticides, with 2,4-D, a highly toxic weed killer, on genetically engineered corn and soybeans designed to withstand 2,4-D ...
'Smart Glasses' Help Fix Failing Vision
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, research, health, smart glasses )

Ray
- 77 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers from Oxford University say they've made a breakthrough in developing smart glasses for people with severe sight loss.
 

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