A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.Read more
Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.Read more
Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren’t diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become less effective.
But new research this week in PNAS suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate could enable much earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features.
Biomedical engineers are helping develop a prosthetic arm for amputees that can move with the person’s thoughts and feel the sensation of touch via an array of electrodes implanted in the muscles of the patient.Read more
A new study demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease.Read more
Neuroscientists have discovered a new type of cell that keeps time so regularly that it may serve as the brain’s long-hypothesized clock or metronome.Read more
New findings may help identify people who have increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and could uncover new ways to delay or prevent the disease.Read more
Brain freeze is practically a rite of summer. It happens when you eat ice cream or gulp something ice cold too quickly..but how does this happen..Read more
Scientists unveiled how a particular gene helps organize the scaffolding of brain cells called radial progenitors necessary for the orderly formation of the brain. Previous studies have shown that this gene is mutated in some people with autism.Read more
People who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have more protein tangles in their brain, putting them at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in lifeRead more