Researchers at the UC-San Francisco have been testing a 3D video game they say reverses some of the negative effects of aging on the brain. The findings, published in 'Nature' provide scientific support to the field of brain fitness.
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) Just pop a pill and you're suddenly at the top of your game - that's a dream fueled by the widespread global abuse of drugs that claim to enhance mental performance.Klaus Lieb, director of the clinic ... watch video
Reuters (July 16, 2013) German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning ... watch video
TheStreet (Mar. 18, 2014) The top venture capitalists at the digital SXSW conference in Austin, Texas believe wearable technology will see most of its growth in the medical field. While fitness wearables have taken off and ... watch video
AP (May 8, 2013) Treat or monitor? It's a difficult decision prostate cancer patients and doctors must make based on how aggressive they think a tumor might be. But new genetic tests could lessen the guessing game ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 5, 2014) Working irregular shifts over an extended period of time could have irreversible effects on your brain — specifically memory and processing speed.
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Oct. 20, 2016 A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, cancer biologists have ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Zika virus infection leads to modifications of both viral and human genetic material, scientists have discovered. These modifications — chemical tags known as methyl groups ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 A chemical inhibitor that limits the growth of lung tumor cells has been identified by a team of researchers. The inhibitor works by partially disrupting glycosylation, the addition of sugar chains ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Mathematical analysis has led researchers to a formula that can describe the movement of DNA inside living human cells. Using these calculations, researchers may be able to ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Large swaths of DNA and its lesser-known cousin RNA are dotted by chemical tags that act like Post-It notes, providing additional instructions to the underlying genetic code. ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 A dietary approach to depleting blood stem cells may make it possible to conduct bone marrow transplantations without the use of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, according to researchers. The ... read more
Oct. 30, 2013 Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study. The ... read more