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Brain scan may spot disease in athletes while they're still alive

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.

By Jan. 23, 2013


Houston hospital live tweets successful brain surgery

Doctors were careful to issue a stern warning: 'The contents of this #brain #surgery may be GRAPHIC in NATURE.' They weren't lying.

By May. 9, 2012


MIT study: Light alone can activate specific memories

Researchers say that using optogenetics to artificially reactivate memories could advance the study of neurodegenerative disorders.

By Mar. 23, 2012


An iPod for all at doctors' paperless meeting

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.

By May. 3, 2010


My cyborg sister: When life-saving gadgets break down

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.

By Aug. 21, 2012


Teen listens to iPod during brain tumor removal

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.

By Dec. 18, 2008


Hacking humans: Building a better you

'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.

By Aug. 21, 2012


Giffords' husband resumes training for shuttle flight

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.

By Feb. 4, 2011