Until now, a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- considered to have played a role in the deaths of former NFL players -- could be diagnosed only postmortem.
Doctors were careful to issue a stern warning: 'The contents of this #brain #surgery may be GRAPHIC in NATURE.' They weren't lying.
Researchers say that using optogenetics to artificially reactivate memories could advance the study of neurodegenerative disorders.
Some 7,000 attendees are attending the association's first paperless annual meeting this week, where most of the scientific content is accessible via the iPod Touch.
A piece of silicone less than 2 inches wide keeps my sister alive. When a family member's life depends on a medical device, writes Crave editor Leslie Katz, technology takes on a whole new meaning.
Doctors had to keep Gavin Brooke, an 18-year-old from the United Kingdom, awake during a six-hour brain surgery. So he listened to his iPod.
'Man is something that shall be overcome,' wrote Nietzsche. He may have never envisioned today's efforts to re-engineer the body, but he looks prophetic as pioneers aim to push the envelope of human capability.
A month after wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is shot in head, astronaut Mark Kelly announces plans to resume training to command the shuttle Endeavour during its final flight in April.