Blog Posts (17)
January 30, 2014
This guest post is part of The Bioethics Program’s Online Symposium on the Munoz and McMath cases. To see all symposium contributions, in reverse chronological order, click here.
by James Zisfein, M.D.
Chief, Division of Neurology, and Chair, Ethics ...
September 4, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Last week, a research team at the University of Washington announced what they jokingly refered to as a “Vulcan mind meld.” For those of you who are not Star Trek aficionados, that fictional process is where a Vulcan can reach into the mind of another Vulcan or human to understand and read that other mind.…
August 30, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In the 1983 comedic film, The Man with Two Brains,” Steve Martin’s character falls in love with a female brain preserved in a jar.…
February 7, 2013
This year’s first issue of
AJOB Neuroscience includes:
COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT AND EMOTION
RECONSIDERING DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
MINIMALLY CONSCIOUS AND END-OF-LIFE CARE…
October 18, 2011
Professional soccer teams (football to the rest of the world) are using high-powered science to give them a competitive edge. The most recent venture into the world of professional sport and science involves an “unnamed Premier League club” [that] has commissioned Yale University scientists to genetically test its players and attempt to identify genetic indicators that can serve as a warning sign to whether an athlete is prone to injury.” According to Bleacher Report, scientists claim that there are more than 100 genetic factors linked to being prone to injury.…
June 9, 2011
A British mother who is a self-proclaimed “plastic surgery addict” has given her pre-teen daughter a “voucher” for future breast augmentation.…
March 23, 2011
According to AJOB Neuroscience Editor, Paul Root Wolpe, it’s time to question the bioengineering of animals, our brains and more. Check it out.…
August 31, 2010
We have all heard the adage “cleanliness is godliness”, but according to a new study reported in Wired, cleanliness also translates into moral superiority.…
August 12, 2010
As shocking as this might sound, those who suffer from body dismorphic disorder (BDD) don’t feel better or improve on any indicators after having plastic surgery according to a recent study in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.…
August 4, 2010
I have, from time to time, jokingly accused my neuro-enhancement colleagues about wanting to put cognition improving drugs in the water.…
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February 26, 2014 12:54 pm
New autism guidelines could leave thousands of children who have developmental delays without autism diagnosis, meaning they will miss out on social services, educational support and medical benefits.
February 18, 2014 5:52 pm
Global restrictions on environmental toxins needed in face of rising autism and ADHD, say two top medical researchers.
January 15, 2014 6:45 pm
With no approved medications to treat autism, more parents are turning to alternative therapies to help their kids.
January 14, 2014 6:14 pm
Ordinary noises — screeching car alarms, knocking radiator pipes, even the whirr of a fan — can be intolerable to children with autism.
January 6, 2014 5:02 pm
Concepts matter in medicine. This could not be more obvious than in the utter confusion on display over the concepts of ‘brain death’ and ‘life support technology’ that has resulted in two dead bodies being kept on ventilator support in California and Texas.
November 11, 2013 6:47 pm
For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study.
October 31, 2013 3:27 pm
Can you see in the dark? Most people assume that they can’t. New research, though, may show otherwise. It turns out that most humans can see their body’s movement in total darkness, revealing a little bit more about vision and human perceptiveness.
October 7, 2013 6:27 pm
Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
September 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Tau protein tangles that form in Alzheimer’s disease are shown in this image provided by Dr. Makoto Higuchi of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan.
September 13, 2013 6:00 pm
Children with faster verbal development may be more likely to have alcohol problems as adult, according to a new study.
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