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Newborn Baby Dies, Another Suffers Brain Damage After Being Administered ‘Laughing Gas’ Instead Of Oxygen At Sydney Hospital

52 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

A newborn baby died, and another infant is currently in critical condition suffering from brain damage, after they were administered nitrous oxide instead of oxygen at a hospital in Sidney. A baby died, while another one is fighting for life at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. Show More Summary

Elevator Pitch: Employment Hero

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Ben Thompson, CEO of Employment Hero. More »      

Machine learning helped create a new map of the human brain (Tomorrow Daily 396 show notes) - CNET

Medicine is still using a brain map created in the early 1900s, but this new version adds almost 100 new regions.

Changes in teenage brain structure provide clues to onset of mental health problems

Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence. In a study published...Show More Summary

New theory explains how beta waves arise in the brain

Beta rhythms, or waves of brain activity with an approximately 20 Hz frequency, accompany vital fundamental behaviors such as attention, sensation and motion and are associated with some disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Scientists...Show More Summary

Happy hormone's calcium connection may make cows and humans healthier

MADISON -- Serotonin is best known for eliciting feelings of happiness in the human brain, but scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found the hormone plays a role in milk production in dairy cows -- and may have health implications for breastfeeding women. read more

Watch Silicone Get Happily Poured Over Lego Bricks

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There’s really not too much to this, but if you need a break from the world or a little time-out on brain activity, just watch this totally silly video of silicone being poured over Lego bricks. It’s stupid but it’s kind of, sort of, fun to see the layers of goo neatly pile up until they collapse all over each other. Show More Summary

49ers RT Anthony Davis files for reinstatement after season-long retirement

Anthony Davis wants to return to the league. (Getty IMAGES) Last June, San Francisco 49ers starting tackle Anthony Davis announced his retirement, saying he needed to allow his “brain and body a chance to heal.” Davis’ retirement at age 25 now looks like more of a sabbatical, as the 2010 first-round pick said Monday he is returning to football. Show More Summary

Revealed: the teenage brain upgrades that occur before adulthood

Editing, pruning and strengthening of neuron connections in adolescent brains makes for sleeker performance – but errors may cause schizophrenia

The Real Winner at the Republican National Convention--The Reptilian Brain

Undergoing the RNC Convention I felt like I was witnessing an Orgy of the Reptilian Brain. Words that come to mind are the following: Venom; hatred; anger; denial (not a word spoken about the most important issue of our time, climate...Show More Summary

Network Physicist Sheds Light on Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia

Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and schizophrenia.

49ers RT Anthony Davis files for reinstatement after season-long retirement

(Getty) Last June, 49ers starting tackle Anthony Davis announced his retirement, saying he needed to allow his “brain and body a chance to heal.” Davis’ retirement at age 25 now looks like more of a sabbatical, as the 2010 first-round pick has announced that he is returning to football. Show More Summary

Jobs that may help protect your brain from Alzheimer's

The more intellectually stimulating and social a person's job is, the better for their aging brain, a new study suggests

Research opens 'black box' of malignant melanoma

A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection of brain cancer in its first stages and permit early intervention.

Neanderthal skulls and brains may have developed just like ours

The way that skull shape changed as Neanderthals grew up suggests that they were just as smart as us, although it's still a contentious finding

After a brain bleed, I picked through scattered memories for months

19 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The Post’s former classical music critic thought he was having a migraine, but it turned into a terrifying ordeal.

This Week In Photography Books: A-B-Cheeeese!

by Jonathan Blaustein Believe it or not, in the last four days, three different people lectured me about the relationship between the amygdala and the hippocampus, two powerful, oppositional parts of the brain. (And yes, that is definitely the longest opening sentence in this column’s history.) But it’s also true. Under pressure, the primal amygdala, […]

Using tau imaging as diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease

The accumulation of ?-Amyloid (??) and tau proteins in the brain is hallmark pathology for Alzheimer disease. Recently developed positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, including [18F]-AV-1451, bind to tau in neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Do Brain Games Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk?

Could brain games lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease? Preliminary research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto suggests the answer is yes. Experts at the University of South Florida did aShow More Summary

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