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Ben Roethlisberger's Trying Really Hard To Pretend He Doesn't Have A Concussion

25 minutes agoSports : Deadspin

Ben Roethlisberger is a resilient guy who will generally try to play through just about any injury, but his brain bouncing off the inside of his skull is a bridge too far. The Steelers quarterback took himself out of Sunday’s game against Seattle, and he’s still suffering the effects. Show More Summary

HIV/AIDS drugs interfere with brain's 'Insulation'

Commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, research shows, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, helping them transmit signals in the brain fast and efficiently.

Who Would Win in a Fight, Kylie Jenner’s Lips or Kim Kardashian’s Ass?

If you believe what HollywoodLife's sources say (my brain says no, but my heart says yes), Kylie is taking this newfound success to mean her lips have finally surpassed Kim's ass as the most famous body part in the family. More » Who Would Win in a Fight, Kylie Jenner’s Lips or Kim Kardashian’s Ass? is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Deadline’s The Contenders: Football-Related Brain Damage Hot Button Topic For Will Smith’s Oscar Player ‘Concussion’

Without question one of the more controversial films being released this holiday season will be Sony’s Christmas Day release Concussion, which stars Will Smith in the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian immigrant who uncovered CTE, the brain trauma that can be caused by direct contact in football games. Show More Summary

There Is No Difference Between Male and Female Brains, Study Finds

2 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

An analysis of 1400 human brains finds that most people have some mix of stereotypically “male” and “female” brain features.

HIV/AIDS drugs interfere with brain's 'Insulation,' Penn-CHOP team shows

Antiretroviral therapies, or ART, have enabled people with HIV and AIDS to live much longer lives, transforming what was considered a death sentence into a chronic condition. Yet concerns for these patients remain. Up to half of people...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic: Evidence suggests contact sports played by amateurs increase risk of degenerative disorder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Show More Summary

Novel peptide enhances natural mechanism to protect brain cells following cardiac arrest

AUGUSTA, Ga. - A novel peptide appears to enhance a natural mechanism for protecting stressed brain cells and improve cognitive function following cardiac arrest, scientists report. The brain is the body's biggest user of oxygen and glucose, and "The minute your heart stops beating, blood flow is compromised to the brain. Show More Summary

User Testing Brain Training Apps with Seniors

We all want to keep our brains sharp, and Lumosity and Elevate are the top two brain training apps on the market that claim to help people improve critical cognitive skills. People over 55 are among those who could benefit … Read Mo...

Science Says Everybody’s Brain Is Different; “Male” & “Female” Brains a False Dichotomy

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Dividing brains into "male" and "female" categories would be meaningless, because researchers haven't found any consistent pattern that would allow that dichotomy to be valuable, according to a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

First language wires brain for later language-learning

You may believe that you have forgotten the Chinese you spoke as a child, but your brain hasn't. Moreover, that "forgotten" first language may well influence what goes on in your brain when you speak English or French today. In a paper...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Breast cancer gene BRCA1 may be involved in Alzheimer's disease

Brain accumulation of beta-amyloid protein in Alzheimer's disease may cause impairments by depleting levels of a DNA repair protein produced by the breast cancer gene BRCA1.

Ben Roethlisberger: “I’ll play through any injury but brain

When rules were tightened up to reduce high hits, many players complained that it would result in defenders diving at their knees. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apparently values another part of his body slightly more. After self-reporting concussion symptoms during last week’s game and taking himself off the field, Roethlisberger said today on his weekly…

Male and Female Brains Are Basically the Same

According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, brains can't really fit into the categories of "male" or "female" -- their distinguishing features actually vary across a spectrum. Researchers...Show More Summary

Broad, MIT scientists overcome key CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing hurdle

Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT have engineered changes to the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that significantly cut down on "off-target" editing errors. The refined technique addresses one of the major technical issues in the use of genome editing. read more

Kris Jenner -- Here's My Vote for Kimye Baby #2 Name (VIDEO)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian can stop racking their brains... Kris Jenner revealed the name for their soon-to-be-born son, or at least what she thinks it will be. Kris and bf Corey Gamble were wrapping up their weekly dinner at Craig's when she…

"But there is no such thing as a female or male brain, according to the first search for sex differences across the entire human brain."

"It reveals that most people have a mix of male and female brain features. And it also supports the idea that gender is non-binary, and that gender classifications in many situations are meaningless."“This evidence that human brainsShow More Summary

Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Lots of folks -- well-intentioned and otherwise -- like to point out the supposed differences between male and female brains. But it's time to throw away the brain gender binary, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Show More Summary

Former NFL Player Howie Long Reveals He's Experienced 'Some Head Trauma' Shortly After Frank Gifford CTE Claims — Details Here

Well that's not good! Will Smith's upcoming flick Concussion about Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who researched Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE — a progressive brain disease often associated with constant head trauma...Show More Summary

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