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Range of challenging meditation experiences

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Range of challenging meditation experiences
Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.
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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
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The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation
Sleep loss in mice sends the brain’s immune cells into overdrive. This might be helpful in the short term, but could increase the risk of dementia in the long run
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| Categories: | Tags: Brain, sleep, sleep deprivation, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, neurological disorders, glial cells, astrocytes, microglial cells | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1595)
Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we're dieting
A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.
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| Categories: | Tags: Diet, nutrition, brain, neurons, mTORC1, AGRP | Comments: (0) | View Count: (711)
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A week long awakening

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A week long awakening
Daily brain stimulation has helped people in a minimally conscious state communicate even after the treatment ended
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| Categories: | Tags: Brain, coma, vegetative state, consciousness, return of consciousness | Comments: (0) | View Count: (712)
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The Mind-Body Connection

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The Mind-Body Connection
Understanding how people recognize and control their own bodies could help researchers develop therapies for those who’ve lost their sense of self.
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How the injured brain tells the body it's hurt

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How the injured brain tells the body it's hurt
Researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans.
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ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants

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ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants
Chip design giant ARM has teamed up with US researchers on a project to develop chips that can be implanted in the human brain.
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| Categories: | Tags: Brain, implant, implant, neurointerface, mobility, paralysis | Comments: (0) | View Count: (670)
Electric zaps bring brain-dead people back to life for a week: Scientists successfully 'reawake' two patients from a vegetative state with brain stimulation
Neurologists in Belgium tested transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) They used the method to stimulate the brains of 16 brain-dead people After 5 days of 20-minute-a-day sessions, 2 in a vegetative state could respond to a conversation Another 9 were showing signs of awareness following the treatment
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How Diamond Sensors Are Set to Revolutionize Medical Diagnostics
Cheap diamond-based sensors are set to make it possible for most hospitals to diagnose heart disease and brain conditions using magnetic fields.
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| Categories: | Tags: Heart, cardiovascular system, brain, diagnosis, electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, encephalogram, cardiogram | Comments: (0) | View Count: (829)
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