Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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The secrets of body-to-brain communication

There are so many types of communication that occur in our world, some of which you’ve probably never even considered. Having a chat over coffee, fungal networks sending each other signals underground, or even plant-to-farmer communication, there are so many types of relationships that rely on Read More...

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There are special regions for singing in the brain

Music is a magical thing. There are many proven benefits to the power of music, from its synchronizing power to create bonds with the people around you, to allowing autistic children to communicate their emotions, and even easing menopause. What's going on in our heads when we listen to music is Read More...

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Did you know brain cells can be controlled with sound?

“Going wireless is the future for just about everything!” That is a quote from scientist Sreekanth Chalasani, and we can’t help but agree. Wireless medical inventions like bone-health monitors and pacemakers are catching on, as well as the possibility of universal car chargers. We also Read More...

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Genetically atlasing the human brain helps understand its shape

The human brain is a wonderfully complex supercomputer. Therefore, science still has a long way to go to fully understand its mysterious ways. Though, a genetic study, published in Science, has brought us one step closer to figuring out what is going on in regards to how the brain is Read More...

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Researchers invent revolutionary non-invasive brain surgery

Brain surgery is one of the most complex and difficult procedures to carry out. The little box beneath our skull has millions of wires running inside of it, and one wrong interaction with these can have potentially fatal effects. In the majority of cases, this procedure leaves people with a long Read More...

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New wearable wrist device can predict seizures

A huge difficulty for people living with epilepsy is even when medicated, unpredictable and sometimes deadly seizures can continue to happen. Fortunately, a new study by the Mayo Clinic has invented a device that may be able to give those with epilepsy more control over their lives. The study, Read More...

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These brain immune cells could help develop new epilepsy treatments

Currently, anti-seizure medication fails about one-third of epilepsy patients. This means that finding an alternative treatment is key to helping people suffering from this crippling condition, and that’s exactly what the findings of a recent study may lead to. Coming from the University of Read More...

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A weather report for your brain? New advances in predicting seizures

For people living with epilepsy, there’s always a looming fear that an epileptic seizure is around the corner. A new international study, however, suggests that it may be possible to predict the onset of such seizures days in advance. To come to this conclusion, scientists analyzed data from a Read More...

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Scientists develop AI system that predicts seizures one hour before they happen

For the roughly 50 million people worldwide with epilepsy, the exchange of electrical signals between cells in their brain can sometimes go haywire and cause a seizure—often with little to no warning. Fortunately, technology has come a long way to helping those living with the condition. At the Read More...