AI tracks seizures in real time

By treating the brain as a network, researchers say they can use artificial intelligence and EEG data to ID and locate seizures in real time.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence neurons epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures eeg

COVID-19 affects human neurons, mini-brains show

Does COVID-19 affect the brain? A new study shows that the coronavirus can infect the human brain cells and multiply.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 neurons brains featured health-and-medicine artificial-organs

‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases

Pink cast reveals brain’s amazing ‘disuse pulses’

To see how mobility loss affects the brain, a neuroscientist wore a pink cast and spent lots of time in an MRI machine. Here are the findings.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: neurons brains disabilities featured health-and-medicine mobility imaging-science

Canary song ‘syntax’ reveals hidden brain states

Tiny, head-mounted microscopes provide a window into how short-term memory allows canaries to belt out complex, sentence-like songs.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds memory neurons brains science-and-technology languages singing

Canary song ‘syntax’ reveals hidden brain states

Tiny, head-mounted microscopes provide a window into how short-term memory allows canaries to belt out complex, sentence-like songs.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds memory neurons brains science-and-technology languages singing

Sighs result from many signals to one brain circuit

Sighs get their start in one group of neurons, but instructions from various areas of the brain depend on the reason, research with mice finds.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neurons lungs brains science-and-technology

Cancer and chemo team up to make neuropathy worse

Chemo can cause neuropathy, which includes strange sensations, pain, fatigue, or loss of muscle coordination. New research points to cancer's role.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy neurons brains health-and-medicine side-effects

Artificial neurons show computers could be way more efficient

Artifiical neurons may shed light on how real neurons are so energy efficient while communicating across distances, paving the way for better computers.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neurons brains computers biomimicry science-and-technology

‘Steering wheel’ neurons control left and right turns in mice

A new discovery that sheds light on how neurons control whether mice turn right or left while walking could prove useful for people with motor disorders.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: neurons brains walking movement featured science-and-technology spinal-cord

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