Tag Archives: BRAIN

GENIUS COMES FROM GENOS AND EU-GENY FROM GOOD GENES

What Makes a Genius? Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues. The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia houses an array of … Continue reading

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CELLS -GENES-TIMING

A)Cell cycle speed is key to making aging cells young again A fundamental axiom of biology used to be that cell fate is a one-way street — once a cell commits to becoming muscle, skin, or blood it always remains … Continue reading

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ΟΠΤΙΚ(Α) ΑΝΔ ΦΩΤΟΝΙΚ(Α)-Optogenetics (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  3/02/12) Controlling the Brain with Light Despite the enormous efforts of clinicians and researchers, our limited insight into psychiatric disease (the worldwide-leading cause of years of life lost to death or disability) hinders the search for cures … Continue reading

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The Brain’s Dark Energy

Brain regions active when our minds wander may hold a key to  understanding neurological disorders and even consciousness itself KEY CONCEPTS• Neuroscientists have long  thought that the brain’s circuits are turned offwhen a person is at rest.• Imaging experiments,however, have … Continue reading

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Mind over Magic?

Apollo Robbins, master pickpocket and celebrity magician, is sweeping his  hands around the body of the fellow he has just chosen from the audience. “What I ’m doing now is fanning you,” he informs his mark, “just checking  to see … Continue reading

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