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Imaging tool will be applied to common brain disorders

Imaging tool will be applied to common brain disorders
A Yale-led team of researchers developed a new approach to scanning the brain for changes in synapses that are associated with common brain disorders. The technique may provide insights into the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders, including epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine. Certain changes in synapses—the junctions between nerve cells in the brain—have been linked with brain disorders.
21st July 2016

Research indicates market growth for BCI technology

Research indicates market growth for BCI technology
Recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan has shown that visible progress in the development of human enablement and enhancement technologies has given a huge boost to its mass adoption potential.
19th July 2016

Electric patch promises treatment for PTSD

Electric patch promises treatment for PTSD
An average of 30 years had passed since the traumatic events that had left them depressed, anxious, irritable, hypervigilant, unable to sleep well and prone to nightmares. But for 12 people who were involved in a UCLA-led study - survivors of rape, car accidents, domestic abuse and other traumas -- an unobtrusive patch on the forehead provided considerable relief from post-traumatic stress disorder.
29th February 2016


Virtual Reality could improve the treatment of depression

Virtual Reality could improve the treatment of depression
A complex and poorly understood condition, depression often goes hand-in-hand with excessive self-criticism, which represents a major obstacle to recovery. Having confidence about yourself could therefore help instigate long-term change, altering negative thought patterns that contribute to the maintenance of low moods. And that’s what researchers at University College London and ICREA-University of Barcelona hope to achieve with virtual reality (VR).
16th February 2016


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen