Scientists find a better way to treat deadly brain cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer of the brain or spinal cord, has been shown to be stubbornly resistant to newer immunotherapies. And radiation and chemotherapy, the standard treatment for glioblastoma, result in the survival of less than 10% of patients for more than five years after diagnosis. In a new study from … Read more

Even in The Depths of Sleep, Our Brains Are Alert to Stranger Danger, Says New Study

Even as we sleep, our diligent brain continues to work to keep us alive. They ensure that our heart rate and breathing stay on track, wash away the waste they have accumulated during the day, and sort and archive our memories. They now seem to be achieving all this and more, while also monitoring our … Read more

a wearable device for noninvasive optical brain imaging – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Recent advances in brain imaging techniques facilitate accurate observations of the brain and its high-resolution functions. For example, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a widely used non-invasive imaging technique that uses near-infrared light (wavelength> 700 nm) to determine the relative hemoglobin concentration in the brain, through differences in hemoglobin light absorption patterns. Credit: Image courtesy … Read more

The brain pays attention to unfamiliar voices during sleep – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A good dream is not as simple as it seems. As you doze off, your brain continues to monitor the environment, balancing the need to protect sleep with the need to wake up. One example of how the brain achieves this is the selective response to unknown voices over known voices, according to a new … Read more

Fossil Analysis Reveals This Well-Armored Dinosaur Was Probably Sluggish And Deaf

Re-analyzing fossils can often lead to new discoveries, as was the case with the study of 80 million-year-old Late Cretaceous Struthiosaurus austriacus skull. A new analysis reveals that the dinosaur was probably sluggish in its movements, and was probably mostly deaf. The researchers used a high-resolution 3D scan of a partial portion of the meninges … Read more

Pavlovian Experiments on Locusts Provide New Clues on How Smell Works in The Brain

From the smell of brewing coffee to the smell of rain soaking the soil, the distinction of smells is one of the reasons why the sense of smell is wonderful. But how our brain can understand smells like coffee, regardless of the season, place or time, is a complex question that needs to be answered. … Read more

Kessler Foundation awarded federal grant to study virtual reality immersive technology for visual neglect in traumatic brain injury

East Hanover, NJ – January 13, 2022 – Dr. Peii (Peggy) Chen, a senior scientist at the Kessler Foundation’s Stroke Rehabilitation Research Center, received $ 376,109 in support from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research, and Development Command, Congressional Oriented Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Vision Research Program. This research award, launched by … Read more

BPA exposure of the placenta could affect fetal brain development – BIOENGINEER.ORG

In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri showed that direct mother-to-child transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) through the placenta can negatively affect fetal brain development. Cheryl Rosenfeld, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and colleagues suggest that more attention be paid to how this temporary organ affects … Read more

Scientists Taught a Goldfish How to Drive Its Tank Around, And It’s Adorable

Goldfish may have a short memory, but, according to a study by an Israeli university, they might be able to drive. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev have found that the goldfish’s innate navigation abilities allow it to steer a robotic vehicle toward a ground target if it receives a food reward. To conduct … Read more