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Parkinson’s Disease Is More Prevalent in Patients with Appendectomies

By |2019-05-14T18:35:11+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Introduction: Aggregated alpha synuclein, a pathologic feature of Parkinson’s disease, has been found to be present in enteric neurons. As these aggregated proteins appear in the gastrointestinal tract early in the onset of the Parkinson’s disease, the GI tract may have a role S-1409 SSAT Abstracts in the development of disease. There has been conflicting [...]

tDCS Recovers Depth Perception in Adult Amblyopic Rats & Reorganizes Visual Cortex Activity

By |2019-05-14T18:01:13+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Abstract Amblyopia or lazy eye is a neurodevelopmental disorder that arises during the infancy and is caused by the interruption of binocular sensory activity before maturation of the nervous system. This impairment causes long-term deterioration of visual skills, particularly visual acuity and depth perception. Although visual function recovery has been supposed to be decreased with [...]

Novel device could enable early diagnosis and treatment development for Parkinson’s disease

By |2019-05-14T17:57:37+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Read the full article >> Presently there are no disease-modifying therapies for the treatment of Parkinson's disease; however, one potential strategy for treatment is to prevent α-synuclein aggregation. As a first step, researchers at Osaka University have developed a device that can assess the degree of α-synuclein aggregation in the brain. α-Synuclein is a major [...]

Perovskite nickelates as bio-electronic interfaces

By |2019-05-14T17:53:40+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Read the full article >> Abstract Functional interfaces between electronics and biological matter are essential to diverse fields including health sciences and bio-engineering. Here, we report the discovery of spontaneous (no external energy input) hydrogen transfer from biological glucose reactions into SmNiO3, an archetypal perovskite quantum material. The enzymatic oxidation of glucose is monitored down [...]

Researchers take major step forward in Artificial Intelligence

By |2019-05-07T18:48:34+00:00May 7th, 2019|

By Nuffield Dept. of Surgical Sciences | Read the full article >> The long-standing dream of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build an artificial brain has taken a significant step forward, as a team led by Professor Newton Howard from the University of Oxford has successfully prototyped a nanoscale, AI-powered, artificial brain in the form [...]

« Mon inquiétude, c’est que l’humain devienne de plus en plus stupide »

By |2019-05-07T18:49:05+00:00May 7th, 2019|

By Annabelle Laurent | Read the full article >>L’implant est, dit-il, de la taille d’un grain de riz, pèse un moins de deux grammes et est destiné à être inséré dans des zones du cortex. Voilà ce sur quoi planche Newton Howard, professeur de neurosciences computationnelles et de neurochirurgie à Oxford, et directeur du MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab. [...]

«Avant de vouloir augmenter les cerveaux, commençons par les réparer» – Dr Newton Howard

By |2019-05-07T18:49:41+00:00May 7th, 2019|

By Natasia Jadjadji | Read the full article >> NASTASIA HADJADJI Mémoire éternelle, cerveaux connectés à Internet, intelligence augmentée : le cerveau humain est au centre de toutes les attentions. Scientifiques et expert-e-s de tous bords se penchent à son chevet, et entendent booster ses capacités. À rebours des annonces parfois outrancières des techno-gourous, le [...]