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# brain - Monday 13 May, 2013

# brain - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# brain - Monday 6 May, 2013

‘Human brain cells in mice’ technique could help tackle Parkinson’s

Scientists at the University of California say they can now grow key human brain cells by implanting them in lab mice.

# brain - Saturday 4 May, 2013

'Budding psychopaths' can be identified 'by how they react to people in pain'

A study has found that children who don’t react the same as other people when they see photos of people in pain may be at risk of developing psychopathy as adults.

# brain - Saturday 16 March, 2013

This is what happens in your brain when you fancy someone

You can blame your medial prefrontal cortex. It’s so romantic.

# brain - Monday 26 November, 2012

Smoking 'rots' brain - study

Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.

# brain - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Global traumatic brain injury rates could be six times higher than thought - study

A New Zealand study has shown that mild brain injury could be more prevalent than previously believed.

# brain - Friday 17 August, 2012

Brazilian worker survives bar through skull

The bar was removed from the construction worker’s skull during a five hour surgery.

# brain - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials

Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said the drug did not work better than placebo in two late-stage clinical trials.

# brain - Sunday 29 July, 2012

New gene could potentially prevent epileptic seizures

Irish researchers have discovered a new gene that could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers.

# brain - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Florida teen recovering after being shot through head with spear Spear This post contains images

Florida teen recovering after being shot through head with spear

The spear was removed after three hours of surgery.

# brain - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Cannabis use by adolescents hits brain areas associated with schizophrenia

Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that cannabis use makes physical changes to parts of the brain when smoked by adolescents.

# brain - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot

Scientists have shown how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone – a step they hope will eventually allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings via avatars.

# brain - Monday 30 January, 2012

'Deep brain stimulation' technique could arrive in Ireland

The technique, which involves inserting an electrode into the brain, can help sufferers of neurological conditions.

# brain - Saturday 21 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man shot 3-inch nail into his own brain - and didn't notice Nailed

Man shot 3-inch nail into his own brain - and didn't notice

Illinois man Dante Autullo thought doctors were joking when they showed him an x-ray showing a 3-inch nail in the middle of his brain.

# brain - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Brain power begins to decline from age 45 - study

Scientists researching the nature of dementia say that mental dexterity could begin to decline as early as 45 years of age – not 60 as previously thought.

# brain - Sunday 27 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge 11 uncomfortable facts about how your IQ affects your life Iq Matters This post contains images

11 uncomfortable facts about how your IQ affects your life

How does your IQ affect your life? From holidays to junk food, we take a look at the latest theories.

# brain - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# brain - Monday 10 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge The human brain 'rejects' negative thoughts Optimism

The human brain 'rejects' negative thoughts

About 80 per cent of us are hard-wired to see events through rose-coloured glasses, according to new research.

# brain - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report

It’s emerged that in order to conserve energy, the body’s starvation mode kicks in and brain cells eat themselves, like other parts of the body.

# brain - Friday 29 July, 2011

Study finds that age-related memory loss "can be reversed"

Where are my keys? A new study has unlocked the science behind what causes age-related memory loss – and a drug that can help reverse it.

# brain - Thursday 23 June, 2011

'Significant abnormalities' in brains of cocaine users

People taking the drug may also be suffering serious heart damage even if they show no symptoms, according to a separate study.

# brain - Friday 11 March, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# brain - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Drug made from turmeric may help to treat strokes

A compound found in the commonly-used curry spice may help to repair some of the damage caused by a stroke.