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Nov 27, 2021

Quantum Brain Sensors Could Be Crucial In Spotting Dementia After Scientists Find They Can Track Brain Waves

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Sensors introduce an important new method to spot bio-marker for brain diseases Accurate timings of when brain signals fire demonstrated for the first time by the Sussex scientists, which has implications for tracking the onset of brain disease The quantum brain sensors could present a more efficient and accurate alternative to EEG and fMRI scanners.

Nov 26, 2021

New therapies for a range of conditions are coming in 2022

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Giant strides will be made in treating haemophilia, while an Alzheimer’s drug has reinvigorated interest in therapies for dementia | The World Ahead.

Nov 26, 2021

Spiking Neural Networks: where neuroscience meets artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, robotics/AI

Discorver how to formulate and train Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) using the LIF model, and how to encode data so that it can be processed by SNNs.

Nov 26, 2021

NIH launches program to map a rare type of non-dividing cells implicated in human health and disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

The National Institutes of Health has launched a program to study a rare type of cells, called “senescent” cells, that play both positive and negative roles in biological processes. The NIH Common Fund’s Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) program will leverage recent advances in studying individual cells, or single-cell analysis, to comprehensively identify and characterize the differences in senescent cells across the body, across various states of human health, and across the lifespan. The rarity and diversity of these cells previously made them difficult to identify and study; therefore, a deeper understanding will help researchers develop therapies that encourage beneficial effects of senescent cells while suppressing their tissue-damaging effects.

“The number of senescent cells in a person’s body increases with age, which may reflect both an increase in the generation of these cells and a decreased ability of the aging immune system to regulate or eliminate these cells. This age-related accumulation of senescent cells leads to production of inflammatory molecules and corruption of healthy cells,” said Richard J. Hodes, M.D., director of the National Institute on Aging, part of NIH. “This can affect a person’s ability to withstand stress or illness, recuperate from injuries, and maintain normal brain function. The aim of NIH’s strengthened focus on this field of science is to one day conquer these and other challenges.”

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Nov 25, 2021

Neuroscience explains exactly why we should be grateful for…our brains

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All these bequests of your bigger brain cortex mean you can gather four generations around a meal to exchange banter and gossip, turn information into knowledge and even practice the art of what-not-to-say-when.

You may even want to be thankful for another achievement of our neuron-crammed human cortices: All the technology that allows people spread over the globe to come together in person, on screens, or through words whispered directly into your ears long distance.

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Nov 25, 2021

Making Tomorrow Better

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I have a small YouTube channel which I create videos on clean energy and the environment. I have under 600 subs and many videos have not even hit 100 views but I am being increasingly targeted by fossil fuel activists and supporters, with personal attacks and misinformation.
I do respond to misinformation, and remove the worst comments but if anyone would like to help support me, nipping over to my channel, watching some videos and subscribing to the channel would be most appreciated.
We can show them that they are the minority, not us, and the wider the information spreads the quicker the change will be and the better life will be for everyone.
Thanks in advance and have an awesome day.


It is very likely that treatments to address the issues that cause aging & its related conditions & diseases will be within our reach in 15 to 20 years.

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Nov 24, 2021

NS/ The brain has a “compass” for navigating thoughts

Posted by in categories: food, neuroscience

Neuroscience biweekly vol. 46, 10th November — 24th November.


“It’s amazing that you can still find areas of the brain that are important for basic survival behaviors that we had never before implicated,” Betley says. “And these brain regions are important in robust ways.” The work, shared in the journal Nature, suggests that neurons in the cerebellum’s anterior deep cerebellar nuclei (aDCN) are involved in helping animals regulate their meal size. Since its start, Betley’s lab has unraveled a variety of neural circuits related to how the brain regulates food intake. That work as well as other research has implicated areas of the hindbrain and hypothalmus in this control.

Nov 24, 2021

Can quantum mechanics explain consciousness?

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, quantum physics

Well beyond Descartes and his mind-body duality, new questions have emerged that are as exciting as they are nebulous: Does quantum physics play a role in how the brain works? Or, more profoundly, is the mind, viewed as a collection of possible brain states, sustained by quantum effects? Or can it all be treated using classical physics?

There is nothing better than mixing two great mysteries to produce an even bigger one.

Nov 24, 2021

Natural selection has been acting on hundreds of human genes in the last 3,000 years

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Natural selection, the evolutionary process that guides which traits become more common in a population, has been acting on us for the past 3,000 years, right up to the modern day, new research suggests.

And it seems to be acting in surprising ways on complex traits encoded by multiple genes, such as those tied to intelligence, mental illness and even cancer.

Nov 23, 2021

Magic mushroom study hints psilocybin repairs alcohol-induced brain damage

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𝐌𝐀𝐆𝐈𝐂 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐃𝐘 𝐒𝐔𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 𝐏𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐎𝐂𝐘𝐁𝐈𝐍 𝐌𝐀𝐘 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐋𝐂𝐎𝐇𝐎𝐋-𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐀𝐆𝐄

𝘼𝙁𝙏𝙀𝙍 𝙃𝘼𝙇𝙁 𝘼 𝘾𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙐𝙍𝙔 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙣 𝙥𝙨𝙮𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙨’ 𝙥𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖… See more.


The psychedelic drug psilocybin can restore alcohol-induced damage to the brain’s glutamate receptors — that’s the finding of a new study published in ‘Science Advances.’

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