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

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March 7, 2013
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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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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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CPAP for Asthma

CPAP for Asthma

Ivanhoe (Feb. 25, 2014) — Check out how a device commonly used for sleep disorders may help millions of asthma sufferers. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Neuro-Synchronicity: Brain Networking Among Musicians

Neuro-Synchronicity: Brain Networking Among Musicians

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 24, 2013) — When musicians play, what is happening inside their brains? Scientists at Berlins Max Planck Institute for Human Development have discovered that while performing together, their neurological activity goes into a kind of synchronization mode - almost as though they were connected by a wireless network.
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