Monday, December 21, 2015

The evolution of humans

This is a postulate. The next stage of human evolution begins when someone, somewhere truly sheds of his or her humanity to embrace the next form of ego consciousness.

Monday, January 28, 2013

2 Science Projects to Receive Billion-Euro Award

2 Science Projects to Receive Billion-Euro Award: The winners of the European Commission’s awards are a project to imitate the brain and one to develop new materials for information technology.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Studies Suggest Potential Approaches for Early Detection of Alzheimer Disease

Studies Suggest Potential Approaches for Early Detection of Alzheimer Disease: New Orleans— By the time a patient is diagnosed with even mild Alzheimer disease (AD), evidence suggests that the abnormal accumulation of amyloid and tau proteins in the brain, 2 hallmarks of the disorder, has been under way for 10 to 20 years.

Monday, December 03, 2012

New brain gene gives us edge over apes, study suggests

New brain gene gives us edge over apes, study suggests: Scientists have taken a step forward in helping to solve one of life's greatest mysteries -- what makes us human?

Running too far, too fast, and too long speeds progress 'to finish line of life'

Running too far, too fast, and too long speeds progress 'to finish line of life': Vigorous exercise is good for health, but only if it's limited to a maximum daily dose of between 30 and 50 minutes, say researchers.

[Report] A Large-Scale Model of the Functioning Brain

[Report] A Large-Scale Model of the Functioning Brain: Two-and-a-half million model neurons recognize images, learn via reinforcement, and display fluid intelligence.

Authors: Chris Eliasmith, Terrence C. Stewart, Xuan Choo, Trevor Bekolay, Travis DeWolf, Charlie Tang, Daniel Rasmussen

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cultivator of Brain Parts

Cultivator of Brain Parts:
Yoshiki Sasai is not just an ordinary tissue engineer who tries to coax stem cells to grow into fully formed bodily structures. It is true that Sasai has made his mark by taking on big projects like using stem cells to whip up a retina, cortical tissue and the cerebellum, involved with balance and movement. But his research has gone deeper by delving into the way stem cells organize themselves into complex structures under the influence of genes and the prenatal environment. Read a profile of Sasai here to accompany “ Grow Your Own Eye ,” Sasai’s own account of growing a retina in the November Scientific American .
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