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Game development prevents cognitive decline in the elderly

Game development prevents cognitive decline in the elderly
Information technology can be a powerful tool for preserving the cognitive functions of people over 60 years of age. This proposition was the basis of Fabio Ota’s initiative, which was undertaken in a research project supported by FAPESP’s Innovative Research in Small Business (PIPE) to test the benefits of teaching game programming techniques to a group of 46 people over the age of sixty, with the aim of developing logical reasoning and preventing cognitive decline.
9th August 2017

Illuminating neural pathways in the living brain

Illuminating neural pathways in the living brain
Using light alone, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried are now able to reveal pairs or chains of functionally connected neurons under the microscope. The new optogenetic method, named Optobow, allows probing the pathways along which information flows by targeted activation of individual neurons and monitoring the responses of neighboring cells.
31st July 2017

Propagating light deeper into the human brain

Propagating light deeper into the human brain
  Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been developing a more efficient way of propagating light through an opaque medium. Propagation of light refers to the way that light travels from one point to another, in this case, through a medium, such as human tissue.
28th July 2017


When scientists became lab mice for brain-scanning project

When scientists became lab mice for brain-scanning project
A quest to analyse the unique features of individual human brains evolved into the so-called Midnight Scan Club, a group of scientists who had big ideas but almost no funding and little time to research the trillions of neural connections that activate the body's most powerful organ. The research group started in 2013 by two neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who aimed to collect a massive amount of data on individual brains.
28th July 2017

Substance improves brain function and fights dementia

Substance improves brain function and fights dementia
The protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE inhibitors, are therefore promising candidates for new drug treatments. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has recently demonstrated that one such BACE inhibitor reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brain. By doing so, it can restore the normal function of nerve cells and significantly improve memory performance.
28th July 2017

Neural stem cells discovered to control ageing

Neural stem cells discovered to control ageing
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. The paper was published in Nature. The hypothalamus was known to regulate important processes including growth, development, reproduction and metabolism.
27th July 2017

Device may contribute to creating a neuromorphic computer

Device may contribute to creating a neuromorphic computer
Of all things that contemporary science is capable of observing in the universe, nothing outperforms the human brain or can even be compared to it in terms of functionality, plasticity and efficiency. The brain is a massively parallel processor of information, consuming an amount of energy on the order of a femtojoules (10-15 J) per synaptic event. As a comparison, an ordinary 100 W bulb consumes one hundred quadrillion times more energy per second.
19th July 2017

Neural stem cells guided by electric fields in rat brain

Neural stem cells guided by electric fields in rat brain
Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain towards a specific location. The research, published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage. Professor Min Zhao at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine's Institute for Regenerative Cures studies how electric fields can guide wound healing.
18th July 2017

Imaging technique to help study neuro diseases

Imaging technique to help study neuro diseases
Researchers have developed a fast and practical molecular-scale imaging technique that could let scientists view never-before-seen dynamics of biological processes involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The new technique reveals a sample’s chemical makeup as well as the orientation of molecules making up that sample, information that can be used to understand how molecules are behaving.
18th July 2017

Whole-brain imaging improves understanding of brain disease

Whole-brain imaging improves understanding of brain disease
Researchers at Osaka University develop a high-speed serial-sectioning imaging system that captures high-resolution images of a whole mouse brain and furthers our understanding of brain diseases in rodents and primates. To fully understand brain function and dysfunction, it is important to be able to visualise changes in anatomy and activity in the whole brain.
18th July 2017


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