Repair nerves using lasers

[From
the article
: In their study published today, Tuesday 20 September, in IOP
Publishing’s journal Biofabrication, researchers used lasers to create
intricate scaffolds, with features one thousand times smaller than a
millimetre, and demonstrated their ability to effectively harness the growth of
neuronal cells. The repairing of neural tissue – for example peripheral nerves,
spinal cord and the brain – has long been investigated using a technique known
as tissue engineering and is now becoming a realistic treatment as technology
advances.]

Lasers
Light The Path To Neuron Regeneration

September 22, 2011

 

 

Source for full article: http://www.photonicsonline.com/article.mvc/Lasers-Light-The-Path-To-Neuron-Regeneration-0001?sectionCode=News&templateCode=EnhancedStandard&user=2013325&source=nl:32003

Mind-reading device’ recreates what we see in our heads

[From the article: Mind reading could become a reality after scientists
unveiled a device which translates what we are seeing in our heads onto a
screen. By monitoring the brain activity of people while they watched Hollywood
movie trailers, researchers were able to recreate a moving picture similar to
the real footage being played. While the technology is not yet capable of
reading our thoughts, it could eventually lead to ways of translating our
dreams and memories onto screen. If it is refined enough the method could even
be used to explore the minds of stroke patients, experts said. – Be sure to see the video at the link below. – Jim]

‘Mind-reading
device’ recreates what we see in our heads

While the
technology is not yet capable of reading our thoughts … to produce an approximate
version of what they were watching. It did this by scanning a library of random YouTube videos, pulling
out the most similar clips to what it guessed the person …Daily Telegraph · 21 hours ago

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8781503/Mind-reading-device-recreates-what-we-see-in-our-heads.html

US Gamers Crack Puzzle in AIDS Research that Stumped Scientists for Years

[From the article: Looking for a solution, researchers at the University of Washington turned to Foldit, a program created by the university a few years ago that transforms problems of science into competitive computer games, and challenged players to use their three-dimensional problem-solving skills to build accurate models of the
protein. With days, the gamers generated models good enough for the researchers
to refine into an accurate portrayal of the enzyme’s structure. What’s more,
the scientists identified parts of the molecule that are likely targets for
drugs to block the enzyme.]

US Gamers Crack Puzzle in AIDS Research that Stumped Scientists for Years

Fox News – ‎26 minutes ago‎

In just three weeks, online gamers deciphered
the structure of a retrovirus protein that has stumped scientists for over a
decade, and a study out Sunday says their breakthrough opens doors for a new
AIDS drug design.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/19/us-gamers-crack-puzzle-in-aids-research-that-stumped-scientists-for-years/

WellPoint’s New Hire: IBM Watson Technology Plays ‘Doctor’

[From the article: The company added that they hope the technology will help improve the quality of patient care and help reduce costs. WellPoint is the nation’s largest publicly traded health insurer based on enrollment. It operates Blue Cross Blue Shield
plans in 14 states, including New York and California. The Watson technology is capable of processing about 200 million pages of content in less than three seconds,
according to IBM.]

 

WellPoint’s
New Hire: IBM Watson Technology
Plays ‘Doctor’

Watson’s
huge library of
textbooks and medical journals … The company added that they hope the technology will help
improve the quality of patient care and help reduce costs. WellPoint is the
nation’s largest publicly …International
Business Times
 · 9/12/2011

Jellyfish Genes Make Glow-in-the-Dark Cats

[From the article: First there were glow-in-the-dark fish, then rats, rabbits, insects, even pigs. And, now, researchers have inserted the jellyfish genes that make fluorescent proteins into Felis catus, or the common household cat.]

Jellyfish
Genes Make Glow-in-the-Dark Cats

By David Biello |
September
12, 2011

Lessons From The Brain-Damaged Investor

[From the article: People with certain kinds of brain damage may
make better investment decisions. That is the conclusion of a new study
offering some compelling evidence that mixing emotion with investing can lead
to bad outcomes. …By linking brain science to investment behavior, researchers
concluded that people with an impaired ability to experience emotions could
actually make better financial decisions than other people under certain
circumstances. The research is part of a fast-growing interdisciplinary field
called “neuroeconomics” that explores the role biology plays in
economic decision making, by combining insights from cognitive neuroscience,
psychology and economics.]

JULY
21, 2005

Lessons
From The Brain-Damaged Investor

Unusual
Study Explores Links Between Emotion and Results; ‘Neuroeconomics’ on Wall
Street

Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112190164023291519,00.html