Studies have shown that the placebo effect can be used to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Yet, how to harness it in an ethical manner has been difficult to discern.
3.5 million Americans have ASD today, and the rate has been increasing since the year 2000. Experts aren’t sure why. But a new study offers insights on how autism develops and what might be done to prevent it.
Imagine a device implanted inside your body which can detect heart disease, diabetes, cancer, an infection, and more, down at the genetic level? Scientists at UC San Diego have just created one.
Psychedelics came en vogue in the 1960s and since then have been maligned as inducing psychosis. Today, some evidence suggests that tiny doses of these drugs may be useful for curing psychological disorders such...
Mark Zuckerberg recently reiterated that brain-to-brain interfacing is our species future. Today, scientists can have participants move things on a screen with their mind and signal to one another across vast...
Implanting false memories could cure Alzheimer’s, PTSD, and depression. It could also make scapegoating easier, allow for witness tampering, or give those under a brutal dictatorship false patriotism.
Scientists will combine stem cells, lasers, and other techniques to (hopefully) reanimate the brain stems of 20 brain dead patients. The technique has promise, and perhaps unforeseen pitfalls.
Autoimmune disorders--what do we know about them? Turns out not much. Why are they increasing? Our squeaky clean environments and lack of contact with bacteria may be the reason. Fortunately, recent breakthroughs...
As baby boomers age, Alzheimer’s cases are expected to skyrocket, which threatens to bankrupt Medicare.
Thanks to modern brain imaging technology, researchers have been able to discover how memory works, and how to manipulate it.