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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Brain Research: Premature birth alters brain connections ♦ Brain scan reveals out-of-body illusion ♦ Cellular bubbles used to deliver Parkinson's meds

Brain scan reveals out-of-body illusion  Neuroscientists have created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain scanner. They then used the illusion to perceptually 'teleport' the participants to different locations in a room and show that the perceived location of the bodily self can be decoded from activity patterns in specific brain regions.
Fuzzy thinking' in depression, bipolar disorder: New research finds effect is real People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that effect is indeed real – and rooted in brain activity differences that show up on advanced brain scans.
Premature birth alters brain connections Premature birth can alter the connectivity between key areas of the brain, according to a new study. The findings should help researchers to better understand why premature birth is linked to a greater risk of neurodevelopmental problems, including autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorders
Cellular bubbles used to deliver Parkinson's meds directly to brain Exosomes could help with longstanding medical issues from cancer diagnosis to sophisticated research tool. Now, they could potentially help with delivering potent antioxidants into the brain of Parkinson's patients.
Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer Using brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe, an international team of scientists found that the drug panobinostat and similar gene regulating drugs may be effective at treating diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, an aggressive and lethal form of pediatric cancer.

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