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Friday, July 10, 2015

Brain Research: Crowd sourcing brain data ♦ Prion protein protects against epilepsy ♦ Long-term effects of type 2 diabetes on the brain, ♦A little jolt helps the brain get back on track

A little jolt helps the brain get back on track Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them.
Long-term effects of type 2 diabetes on the brain, thinking In just two years, people with type 2 diabetes experienced negative changes in their ability to regulate blood flow in the brain, which was associated with lower scores on tests of cognition skills and their ability to perform their daily activities.
Crowd sourcing brain data Crowd sourcing brain data with hundreds of adults in a short period of time could be a new frontier in neuroscience and lead to new insights about the brain.
Prion protein protects against epilepsy In the most systematic and rigorous study conducted thus far in its field, the prion protein (PrPC) was clearly shown to play a role in preventing the onset of epileptic seizures. PrPC is perhaps best known in its 'degenerate' form, the prion, and an infectious agent behind dangerous neurodegenerative diseases such as mad cow disease.

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