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Implanting Pacemaker-Like Devices Into Brains of Anorexic Sufferers Might Help Improve Their Symptoms

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Surgically implanting pacemaker-like devices into the brains of people with severe anorexia might help improve their symptoms, a small Canadian study suggests.

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Reuters (Feb. 11, 2013) — A drug used to ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease has also been found to boost the creativity of patients who are taking it. Levodopa is designed to increase dopamine levels in the brains of Parkinson's patients suffering from tremors, but researchers in Israel say that in some patients, it's also sparking an outpouring of artistic expression.
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AFP (Dec. 2, 2014) — The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available from January in a move that could help millions of motor neuron disease sufferers. Duration: 00:41 Video provided by AFP
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Rat Brains Linked to Create "Biological Computer"

Rat Brains Linked to Create "Biological Computer"

Reuters (Feb. 28, 2013) — Duke University neuro-biologist Miguel Nicoleilis says it might one day be possible for animals to communicate and collaborate with each other, using only their thoughts. Dr Nicoleilis has already developed interface technology connecting animal brains with machines, but is now publishing the results of experiments with rats demonstrating the possibilities of so-called brain-to-brain interface technology.
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Compound Found In Broccoli Could Ease Autism Symptoms

Compound Found In Broccoli Could Ease Autism Symptoms

Newsy (Oct. 14, 2014) — A new study examines whether a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables might help with autism symptoms in young males. Video provided by Newsy
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