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Questioning The Value Of Animal Studies

Many important studies in scientific research have been performed on animals but researchers at Stanford are now questioning the value of some of them.


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Earlier Treatment Improves Stroke Recovery

Every 15 minutes sooner that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a 4 percent reduction of stroke symptoms and deaths.


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Highest Resolution Images Of The Brain Ever

In the department of “I see how you thought that,” researchers in Germany have created the highest resolution images of the whole brain ever.


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Learning About Human Brains From Monkeys

Because human brains and monkey brains are similar, the hope is that monkey studies will translate to humans.


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The Great Brain Experiment App

There’s no better way to test your attention span and IQ than with brain teasers but The Great Brain Experiment is much more than just that.


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One of the most common problems in medicine is something you may never have heard of. Syncope is a short-term but abrupt loss of consciousness with a complete return to normal after the episode.


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A Hint To How We Process ‘Taste’

Did you ever wonder why certain things taste different?


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Why Mental Arithmetic Counts

Those who did well in the math section of the PSAT showed more activity in the brain area linked to memory of math facts.


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Blinking May Be Linked To Thought Process

Scientists have found that blinking may be linked to how we pay attention, rather than simply a mechanism to lubricate the eyes.


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Pregnancy Health May Effect Brain Function Of Child

Pregnancy is a critical time period in which brain function and structure develop. A new study suggests children of mothers who had high blood pressure during pregnancy showed reduced thinking abilities.



The Brain And Decision Making

Researchers have found that emotion-processing areas of the brain become more active when people are given a tough decision.



How The Brain Thinks About The Future

Humans are the only animal that thinks about the future. But few scientists have looked at how we form vivid mental images of events that have not yet occurred. The best effort has been by researchers at Washington University of St. Louis.



Early Indicators Of Alzheimer’s

Researchers studied the brains of more than 150 elderly individuals to determine whether amyloid beta plaques could be an indicator for Alzheimer’s.


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Alzheimer’s Research Leads To New Clues

New research explains how a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk can cause vascular defects in the brain.



A Human Benefit To Studying Fish

Researchers at Harvard are taking MRIs of the brains of fish in virtual-reality swimming systems and monitoring brain activity associated with movement for a better understanding of the human brain.





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