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Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Want to be better at math? Electric shocks could help

In ongoing research with children and adults, an Oxford University researcher finds that stimulating the brain with low-dose electrical currents could help improve learning.

By Feb. 14, 2014

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Monkeys move virtual arms with their minds

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have enabled rhesus monkeys to move a pair of arms in a virtual environment using just their brain activity.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Heavy drinking hits men's brains harder than women's, study says

Who has the last laugh? Middle-aged men show significant declines in mental processing speed and memory from heavy alcohol consumption, and more so than women, a new study concludes.

By Jan. 27, 2014

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See-through brain lets scientists spot the connections

Stanford researchers discover a way to make the brain completely transparent so they can study its structure without the need for slicing.

By Apr. 11, 2013

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Can a simple app really give you superhero sight?

Researchers from the University of California at Riverside say playing their Ultimeyes game could dramatically increase your vision. Crave's Michael Franco goes eyeballs-on.

By Feb. 19, 2014

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Brain-machine interface helps move paralyzed hand

New tech out of Northwestern bypasses the spinal cord to deliver messages directly from the brain to muscles.

By Apr. 19, 2012

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Scientists print eye cells using inkjet printer

University of Cambridge researchers print two types of retinal cells from adult rats and hope the development could one day contribute to a cure for some types of human blindness.

By Dec. 20, 2013

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Scientists explain marijuana short-term memory loss

Researchers shift their focus to brain cells said to play a key role in memory formation.

By Mar. 2, 2012

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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.

By Oct. 17, 2013