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Jul 17, 2021

Dr. Charles Brenner Ph.D. — City of Hope — NAD Coenzymes, Metabolic Stress, And Novel Interventions

Posted by in categories: biological, biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

NAD Coenzymes, Metabolic Stress, And Novel Preventative And Therapeutic Interventions — Dr. Charles Brenner, Ph.D., City of Hope.


Dr. Charles Brenner Ph.D. is the Alfred E Mann Family Foundation Chair in Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism, at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://www.cityofhope.org/faculty/charles-brenner).

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Jul 16, 2021

Consciousness and the Laws of Physics

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, physics

We have a much better understanding of physics than we do of consciousness. I consider ways in which intrinsically mental aspects of fundamental ontology might induce modifications of the known laws of physics, or whether they could be relevant to accounting for consciousness if no such modifications exist. I suggest that our current knowledge of physics should make us skeptical of hypothetical modifications of the known rules, and that without such modifications it’s hard to imagine how intrinsically mental aspects could play a useful explanatory role. Draft version of a paper submitted to Journal of Consciousness Studies, special issue responding to Philip Goff’s Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness.

Jul 16, 2021

Plasma Dilution Potential Benefits & Real Cases Part III | Dr Dobri Kiprov Interview Series

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

Interested in living longer? You are probably going to get TPE at some point. The Conboys are looking for funding for human trials to produce a product in 3–4 years. Here we have infor on what it is and how it works plus actual human results to date (starting at 10 minutes).


In Part III, Dr Kiprov, discusses the history of moving from the Conboy’s experiments in the lab to the process used in the clinic and reasons for the choices made. He also covers the benefits that he has seen with plasma exchange in the clinic.

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Jul 15, 2021

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, neuroscience

Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen.

The achievement, which was developed in collaboration with the first participant of a clinical research trial, builds on more than a decade of effort by UCSF neurosurgeon Edward Chang, MD, to develop a technology that allows people with paralysis to communicate even if they are unable to speak on their own. The study appears July 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jul 15, 2021

Compound Derived From Turmeric Essential Oil Has Neuroprotective Properties

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Aromatic turmerone, a compound derived from turmeric essential oil, and its derivatives directly affect dopamine neurons to generate neuroprotective properties in tissue culture models of Parkinson’s disease.

Source: Kumamoto University.

Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have found that a component derived from turmeric essential oil, aromatic turmerone (ar-turmerone), and its derivatives act directly on dopaminergic nerves to create a neuroprotective effect on tissue cultures of a Parkinson’s disease model.

Jul 15, 2021

Paralyzed man’s brain waves turned into sentences on computer in medical first

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brainwaves of a paralyzed man unable to speak and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen.


Study marks important step toward restoring more natural communication for people who can’t talk.

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Jul 15, 2021

Mini-Brain Study Shows How Environmental Risk Factors Can Amplify Genetic Risks for Autism

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, health, neuroscience

Summary: Using human stem cells to develop a brain organoid model, researchers were able to show exposure to a common pesticide synergizes with an autism-linked gene mutation. The study provides clear evidence that genetics and environment may combine to disrupt neurodevelopment.

Source: Johns Hopkins University.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have shown in a brain organoid study that exposure to a common pesticide synergizes with a frequent autism-linked gene mutation.

Jul 15, 2021

Facebook drops funding for interface that reads the brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

The company’s research into a mind-reading device is over, for now. Some scientists said it was never possible anyway.

Jul 14, 2021

Device taps brain waves to help paralyzed man communicate

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In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen.

It will take years of additional research but the study, reported Wednesday, marks an important step toward one day restoring more natural communication for people who can’t talk because of injury or illness.

“Most of us take for granted how easily we communicate through speech,” said Dr. Edward Chang, a neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, who led the work. “It’s exciting to think we’re at the very beginning of a new chapter, a new field” to ease the devastation of patients who lost that ability.

Jul 14, 2021

Scientists just discovered long-sought-after ‘grandmother neurons’

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After 50 years of searching, neuroscientists have found what could be called “grandmother neurons,” they are reporting.

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