A Turkish botanist is learning how to cultivate what some believe to be the closest living relative to a Classical-era kitchen staple written about by Romans and Greeks. The golden-flowered “Silphium” was reported by Pliney the Elder as growing in modern-day Libya, and has been translated as being a prescription for everything from “stomach pain […]
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Over a month-long period in 1987, more than 150 people across Canada unknowingly consumed large quantities of contaminated mussels from Prince Edward Island in what turned out to be the largest documented case of human amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) to…
The consensus among scientists is that we are in an era of global heating and extreme weather events, primarily due to the devastating effects of human action on the environment. Why are researchers concerned, and what are the implications for…
Imagine reliving your entire life in the space of seconds. Like a flash of lightning, you are outside of your body, watching memorable moments you lived through. This process, known as âlife recallâ, can be similar to what itâs like to have a near-death experience. What happens inside your brain during these experiences and after […]
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Share on PinterestHow might climate change affect people with neurological conditions? Adam Sébire/Stocksy As a step toward understanding the effects of global warming on brain health, a recent systematic review analyzed the impact of increasing ambient temperatures on individuals with…
Listening to just 30 seconds of Mozart calms areas of the brain and can prevent seizures in people with medication-resistant epilepsy, reveals a new study. Researchers found the Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K 448) might have the power reduce the epilepsy-associated electrical activity spikes in the brain. People who enjoyed the piece […]
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Paralyzed Man’s Brain Waves Get Turned Into Sentences on Computer, Scientists âThrilledâ Beyond Words
Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentencesâtranslating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. The achievement builds on more than a decade of effort by UCSF neurosurgeon Edward […]
Researchers created a new technology using synthetic llama antibodies to protect endangered proteins inside cells. The technology could treat dozens of diseases.
Movement in animals is complex. Little has been known about how spinal inhibitory interneurons work to silence other neurons and related muscle groups in coordination with the active muscle groups across changing speeds. Now a research team has discovered in a study of zebrafish that there is a very orderly relationship between when these critical inhibitory neurons are born, their participation in different speeds of movement and what part of a motor neuron they innervate.
Attitudes towards cannabis products for medicinal use need to change with much greater appropriate use of such products to help alleviate patients’ pain, suggests new research.