MIT researchers have found that they could teach test subjects how to manipulate their own alpha brain waves, thereby improving attention at a given task. The key: give the participants live...
A team of scientists at the University of Richmond, Virginia have taught rats how to drive tiny cars around a track to get to a food reward.
It turns out that spending time in space affects the human body similarly to how gracefully aging does on Earth. With that in mind, NASA is studying how astronauts fare in microgravity in order to...
Antibodies for Algernon Scientists at Stanford University say they’ve devised antibodies that block a specific gene related to brain aging — and that it’s giving old mice the cognitive prowess of...
Neural Implant For people with neurological conditions like severe epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, a small device may someday help manage symptoms by sitting on the surface of the...
Grip Strength Scientists have found that the strength of a person’s grip can reveal important details about their health. Research shows that links exist between grip strength and medication...
EVERYONE DIES. ‘Just a fact. The knowledge and subsequent fear of our impending doom drives the way we go about this world: Either as methodically and cautiously as we can, playing the odds of...
RIPPED GENES The first time scientists sequenced the entire human genome, it took 13 years and nearly $3 billion dollars. It was an incredible accomplishment. But now a program called All of Us...
BRAIN BOOST There’s a gadget that some say can help alleviate depression and enhance creativity. All you have to do is place a pair of electrodes on your scalp and the device will deliver...
BIG MONEY, BIG PHARMA. Want to unlock the secrets hidden in your DNA? Go for it, as long as you’re prepared to have those secrets shared with Big Pharma. On Wednesday, 23andMe announced a four-year...