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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Aug. 31, 2016 A team of scientists has identified powerful predictors of congestive heart failure, a major cause of hospitalization and death in the United States. A mutated gene, SLCO1B1, was found to be ... read more
Aug. 31, 2016 An easy and efficient way to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate bone tissue has been identified by researchers: feed them adenosine, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. The ... read more
Aug. 31, 2016 New study results provide insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offer a potential target for treatment. Researchers found that increased ... read more
Aug. 31, 2016 As for many other biomedical and biotechnology disciplines, the genome scissor 'CRISPR/Cas9' also opens up completely new possibilities for cancer research. Scientists have shown that mutations that ... read more
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Aug. 31, 2016 Obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) lost much more weight than those who did not and were able to sustain most of this weight loss 10 years after surgery, according to a ... 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