Monday, April 02, 2018 by: David Williams Tags: advanced medicine, Brain, Brain cells, discoveries, Graphene, human brain, nerve cell signaling, nerve cells, neuroscience (Natural News) Graphene has been the subject of a number of breakthrough discoveries over the past two decades. Now, a group of researchers from Vanderbilt University has found yet another one to add to the ever-growing list. Graphene is said to be an effective material to help boost nerve cell signaling in the human brain, and the researchers who found out about this did so completely by accident. Despite its accidental nature, this discovery can have profound effects on the field of neuroscience as far as graphene research is concerned. The miracle material has already caused major new discoveries in other fields, and now the branch of medicine that focuses on the human brain may benefit from its miraculous properties real soon as well. As a report on the discovery states, the resilient single-atom … [Read more...] about Graphene can drastically enhance nerve cell signaling in the human brain, say researchers
Monday, April 02, 2018 by: Rhonda Johansson Tags: brain activity, brain health, cognitive function, functional brain activity, mental health, mineral preparation, mineral supplement, multivitamin supplement, multivitamins, neurocognitive function, working memory (Natural News) Nutritionists have concluded that multivitamin and mineral supplementation can dramatically improve mood and brain activity in only four weeks. These findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, suggest that the continual consumption of multivitamins can benefit neurocognitive function. Fifty-eight healthy adults, with a mean age of 26, were analyzed in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Blood biomarkers and functional brain activity were assessed at baseline and after four weeks supplementation. Participants displayed higher levels of B-vitamin along with a significantly lowered homocysteine count after the experiment period. These measurements are … [Read more...] about Effects on functional brain activity of four weeks’ supplementation with a multivitamin and mineral supplement
The convergence of artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces may soon restore sight to the blind, allow the paralyzed to move robotic limbs and cure any number of brain and nervous system disorders. But without regulation, this flurry of innovation spells trouble for humanity, warns a team of researchers led by Columbia University neuroscientist Rafael Yuste and University of Washington bioethicist Sara Goering. In a new essay in Nature, Yuste and Goering join more than two dozen physicians, ethicists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists, in calling for ethical guidelines to cover the evolving use of computer hardware and software to enhance or restore human capabilities. "We just want to ensure that this new technology which is so exciting, and which could revolutionize our lives, is used for the good of humankind," said Yuste, director of Columbia's Neurotechnology Center and a member of the Data Science Institute. Long the stuff of science fiction, the melding of … [Read more...] about Experts call for ethics rules to protect privacy, free will, as brain implants advance
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Family Supported by The Checkup ByPerri Klass, M.D. March 26, 2018 A new study that found significant differences in the brains of preschoolers with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may help parents understand that extremes of behavior can reflect differences in biological “wiring.” Those who feel blamed — or blame themselves — for their small children’s behavioral issues will be likely to watch with interest as this long-term study progresses. “We wanted to understand some of the biological and behavioral differences we can start to observe early in life,” said Mark Mahone, the senior author of a study of brain development in preschool children with A.D.H.D., published Monday in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. “Factors in our earlier work led us … [Read more...] about Scans Show Differences in Brains of Preschoolers With A.D.H.D.
Monday, March 26, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: Concussions, conventional drugs, mild traumatic brain injury, mTBI, neurodegenerative disease, neurological impairment, nutraceuticals, nutrients, nutritional supplementation, pharmaceutical therapy, sports-related concussive impact, sub-concussive impact, TBI, traumatic brain injury (Natural News) Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may potentially benefit from the use of nutritional supplementation, according to a study from Texas Christian University. In the study, the researchers talked about how specific nutrients and nutraceuticals can affect a wider number pathways than conventional drugs, offering a broader treatment approach for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Sports-related concussive and sub-concussive impacts develop into long-term neurological impairment in the long run, according to recent studies. In some cases, this may even lead to an increased risk of having neurodegenerative diseases. There are … [Read more...] about Nutritional supplementation may provide neuroprotective effects against brain trauma