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Posts tagged brain cells

October 17, 2013

 

toys giving an ultrasound

Ultrasounds Make People Feel Better

And according to a few studies, ultrasound may also help improve mood.

August 2, 2013

 

ecstasy tablets

What Does Ecstasy Do To Your Brain?

If you've read or heard the news you've probably heard about a drug called ecstasy, or "e" for short. What is ecstasy and what does it do to your brain?

May 13, 2013

 

mouse on gloved hand

Human Brain Cells Successfully Grown In Mice

New experimental results could be good news for those suffering from neurodegenerative disorders.

August 29, 2012

 

neurons in the brain

What Happens When You Lose Neurons?

Around age 20, we begin to lose neurons to the process of aging. By 75, nearly one-tenth of the neurons you were born with have died.

January 11, 2012

 

drawing of a brain - sketched

Is My Brain Static Or Constantly Changing?

Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?

July 26, 2011

 

monk meditating

Samatha Meditation Could Reduce Pain

Scientists have found that mindfulness meditation, known as "Samatha Meditation," could be reducing the pain that people experience.

July 31, 2007

 

Human brain replica

Reconnecting the Brain

How complex is the human brain, and how much can brain surgeons do to repair brain damage? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 26, 2007

 

an mri image of the right side of a brain

Building a Better MRI

Many brain disorders remain untreatable. Can new MRI technology lead doctors to the solution?

January 9, 2007

 

an Israeli "death stalker" scorpion

Scorpion Venom for Tumors

Is there a way to use scorpion venom to help fight brain cancer?

October 16, 2003

 

Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome? Find out what causes such persistent itches on this Moment of Science.

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