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Today In NOPE: This Guy Had A Tapeworm Crawling Around In His Brain

32 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

It’soneoftheclassichorrorstories:Aninsectcrawlsintoyourheadthroughyourear,andslowlyeatsitswayacross.Whenitleaves,youfindoutitlaideggs.Inyourbrain.Fortunately,theguywe’reabouttotellyouabouthasnotexperiencedthatlastpart,whichisgoodbecausethatwouldjustbeaddinginsulttoterrifying,revoltinginjury.

Alzheimer's - Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state

The research team showed that the pathological changes of the astrocytes can be mitigated by pharmacological treatment in Alzheimer's disease. By+Alzheimer's Reading Room The triggering molecules turned out to be energy carriers of the...Show More Summary

Immune checkpoint inhibitors may work in brain cancers

Lugano/Geneva, Switzerland, 21 November 2014 - New evidence that immune checkpoint inhibitors may work in glioblastoma and brain metastases was presented today by Dr Anna Sophie Berghoff at the ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. read more

Amotivational Syndrome and Marijuana Use

Overall, the symptoms of the amotivational syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of depression. Long term use of marijuana may, depending upon many factors such as genetics and age, ultimately produce a condition in the brain that is very similar to that produced by long term use of Acomplia, leading to the condition known as amotivational syndrome. read more

Spike activity 21-11-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wall Street Journal on The Future of AI: An Ubiquitous, Invisible, Smart Utility. A list of the 100 most followed psychologists and neuroscientists on Twitter compiled by the BPS Research Digest. And a mixed bag it is too. Student Science has a fantastic how-to […]

Tracy Morgan Still Recovering From Severe Brain Injury, Says Lawyer

Actor Tracy Morgan is currently trying to recover from a severe brain injury, which he suffered during a highway crash more than five months ago. Morgan's lawyer has said that it is unknown if the actor will be "the Tracy Morgan he was once."

MRI scans reveal tapeworm in man's brain

LONDON — A 50-year-old man who has been suffering headaches and strange smells has finally discovered the cause of his woes: a 1 cm (0.4 inch) tapeworm in his brain. The parasite is thought to have been burrowing through his grey matter...Show More Summary

Watch In Horror As A Tapeworm Wiggles Through A Living Man's Brain

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Physicians in the UK were unable to explain a strange ring-like pattern moving across a patient's brain tissue in a series of scans taken over four years. During a biopsy, they were shocked to learn it was a one centimeter-long parasitic tape worm. Read more...

Your Brain Can’t Handle Green on the Screen

We have said a good deal in this space about the futility of trying to time short-term market moves (see e.g., this, this and this). No one has demonstrated the ability to do this consistently over time. While it is possible to avoid the very largest of collapses over long periods of time using a...Read More

5 Things I Learned From Going On A Date With A Guy Who's Missing His Front Teeth

2 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I realized his tooth situation was barely registering in my brain -- the first of several realizations I had that night.

Happy Birthday, Voltaire: His Advice on How to Write Poetry and Stay True to Your Creative Vision

2 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Beware, lest in attempting the grand, you overshoot the mark and fall into the grandiose." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Studied for Stroke Rehab

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are trying to help patients who have suffered a stroke to improve arm movement by stimulating the brain using a device called a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS).

Mental disorders due to permanent stress

Stress activates the immune system The team focused mainly on a certain type of phagocytes, namely microglia. Under normal circumstances, they repair synapses between nerves cells in the brain and stimulate their growth. Once activated, however, microglia may damage nerve cells and trigger inflammation processes. Show More Summary

The Internet Embedded in Your Head

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Thomas Sweterlitsch’s debut novel envisions a future where the Web is a brain implant, emails are thought transmitted, and genuine human feeling doesn’t stand a chance.

How to Rewire Your Brain for Better Sleep

Struggling with sticking to a healthy bedtime and tired of daytime fatigue? Your mind may be to blame. How you... The post How to Rewire Your Brain for Better Sleep appeared first on Lifehack.

Glen E. Friedman- My Rules

Minor Threat watch Rodney Mullen at Kenter Canyon Bad Brains Chuck D & Flavor Flav of Public Enemy & Buffy from The Fat Boys Jeff Ho Glen E. Friedman & Ian MacKaye discuss some of the photographs in MY RULES the book (2014) from Burning Flags Press on Vimeo. Show More Summary

Ursula K. Le Guin on Where Ideas Come From, the “Secret” of Great Writing, and the Trap of Marketing Your Work

9 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"All makers must leave room for the acts of the spirit. But they have to work hard and carefully, and wait patiently, to deserve them." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Artist Francis Bacon’s Conflicted and Creative Life, Illustrated

9 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"It's all so meaningless, we may as well be extraordinary." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Karnataka’s M-One Project To Bring Single Mobile App Offering 4281 Govt Services

In a unique initiative, the Karnataka government is all set to bring eGovernance to the fingertips of the people of the state via their mobile phones. The service, which is a brain child of the state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, wasShow More Summary

Dale Weise scores thanks to Kevin Shattenkirk's brain fart

More brutal turnovers leading to goals. Break out "Yakety Sax." Sensing a theme here tonight: Turnovers lead to goals. Here you see St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk passing the puck directly to Montreal Canadiens forwardShow More Summary

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