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Scientists point out the path toward brain-like computers

Since the advent of computing, people have lauded technology’s potential to act as a human brain. In truth, computers have worked nothing at all like...

Birth control pill users have smaller key brain region

In a new study, researchers found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to...

Murderers’ brains look different: Evidence from brain scans of 800 prisoners

In a new study, researchers found that the brains of murderers look different from those of people convicted of other crimes—differences that could be...

Scientists create world first artificial neurons to cure chronic diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists—a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical...

Obesity, other factors may speed up brain aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Almost...

Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

We love sweet treats. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental decay. We...

This earthquake-like brain-wave is essential for healthy sleep

In a new study, researchers found that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary...

This noise could improve your hearing

In a new study, researchers found that noise is not the same as noise—and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect...

The brain in action: Scientists capture dynamic brain in action

Scientists routinely capture images of the brain in action by focusing on single molecules, cells, or circuits. But visualizing how these tiny units interact to...

New brain discovery may improve earlier diagnosis of autism

In a new study, researchers have found differences in the brainwaves of autistic teenagers responsible for their visual perception. This could assist in earlier diagnosis...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...