Chinese researchers are intentionally breeding “autistic” monkeys

January 28, 2016 by  
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A group of scientists in China announced the results of a controversial experiment this week: they claim that by using genetic engineering, they’ve bred macaque monkeys with an autism-like disorder. While they intend to use the animals to test treatments and potential cures, some scientists are skeptical that the results will have anything useful to teach us about autism in people. Read the rest of Chinese researchers are intentionally breeding “autistic” monkeys

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Researchers have successfully 3D-printed brain tissue for the first time

August 13, 2015 by  
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Studying the brain is, as one might imagine, a fairly complex task—and it’s not tremendously often that scientists get to study the brain in all its three-dimensional glory. Instead, neuroscientists often rely on in vitro brain cell or tissue samples from animals. But when it comes to understanding the complex nature of the brain and its 86 billion nerve cells, those flat lab samples have limitations. But breakthrough research from researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science ( ACES ) in Australia has created 3D-printed layered structure that incorporates neural cells to mimic the structure of brain tissue, and it could have major consequences in studying and treating conditions such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. Read the rest of Researchers have successfully 3D-printed brain tissue for the first time

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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

August 13, 2015 by  
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This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

June 19, 2015 by  
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Brain-computer interfaces are nothing new—several companies have developed technologies that allow one to conduct a number of pre-determined activities, such as moving a cursor, by monitoring brain waves. But one group of researchers at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies and the State University of New York at Albany are hoping to take that concept a step further, and have successfully tested what may be the world’s first “brain to text” interface—a device that can read ones mind and translate those thoughts to digital text. Read the rest of This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brain computer , brain computer interface , brain to text , Design for Health , internet of brains , mind-reading , neuroscience , speech recognition programs , suny

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Austrian Scientists Grow Mini Human Brains in a Lab

August 29, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock After years of using mice to study the inner workings of the brain, Juergen Knoblich of the Institute of Molecular Biology in Vienna, Austria decided he’d had enough . Mouse models just weren’t close enough to human brain tissue to give him the detailed information he needed for his research and he certainly wasn’t going to experiment on the brains of a human subject. So instead, he grew his own mini human brain models from stem cells. Check out the video footage of the mini-brains in action after the jump. Read the rest of Austrian Scientists Grow Mini Human Brains in a Lab Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal testing , Austria , human brain tissue , human brains , Institute of Molecular Biology , Juergen Knoblich , lab mice , lab-grown brains , mini brain models , neuroscience , scientific research , stem cell research , vienna        

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Sustainable Day-lit House in Greenwich Boasts Enviable Panoramic Bay Views

August 29, 2013 by  
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Scientists Find Children’s Cells Living In Mothers’ Brains

February 9, 2013 by  
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The link between mother and child during pregnancy is perhaps the closest that two humans can ever be linked, but after childbirth they become two separate individuals — or do they? New research suggests that the connection between mother and child may be much stronger than previously thought. The study, which was published recently in  PLOS ONE , reveals that male cells have been found in the brains of women, sometimes decades after a woman had given birth. The findings could have broad implications, ranging from disease prevention to identifying immune disorders. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blood-brain barrier , DNA , genetic biology , genetics , Mothers , neuroscience , parenting , pregnancy

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