Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Displays Parkinson's Disease Symptoms After Pacemaker Turns Off

Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Turns Off Pacemaker To Demonstrate Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:50

Parkinson's disease patient Andrew Johnson recorded a video of what happens when he turns off his deep brain stimulation (DBS) pacemaker, demonstrating the dramatic relief his implant offers from motor symptoms.

Bonnaroo Sign Language Interpreter Upstages Wu-Tang Clan, R. Kelly

Bonnaroo Sign Language Interpreter Upstages Wu-Tang Clan, Highlighting Music Accessibility for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing [VIDEOS]

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:52

A video of an extremely effective American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter upstaging the Wu-Tang Clan and R. Kelly at the Bonnaroo music festival showcases major strides in cultural accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Antioxidant Diapocynin Prevents Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptoms In Mice

Antioxidant Diapocynin Prevents Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptoms In Mice

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:25

In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, doses of the antioxidant molecule diapocynin prevented the progression of motor symptoms like impaired gait and balance.

Dong Thap - Severe Brain Infections in Vietnam Linked to CyCV-VN Virus

Severe Brain Infections In Vietnam Linked To Mysterious New CyCV-VN Virus

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:27

A newly discovered cyclovirus has been detected in Vietnamese patients with severe nervous system infections.

Voice Impersonations and Foreign Accent Mimicking Linked to Specific Brain Regions  - Meryl Streep Iron Lady

Voice Impersonations And Foreign Accents Linked To Specific Brain Regions

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:33

A new imaging study reveals what happens in the brain when people do voice impressions, whether they're skilled vocal mimics or amateurs poorly imitating other accents.

Emanuel Syndrome, Rare Chromosomal Disorder

Six-Month-Old English Baby With Rare Chromosomal Disorder Emanuel Syndrome To Rejoin Parents

By | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 18:45

April Karmazyn-Wall, a six-month-old baby suffering from Emanuel syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder, may soon be joining her parents at their home in Wallsend, England.

Virtual Conversation Coach Helps Overcome Social Awkwardness, Public Speaking Anxiety

Virtual Conversation Coach Helps Overcome Social Awkwardness, Public Speaking Anxiety [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 20:33

An automated conversation coach helps socially anxious users practice speaking skills for job interviews, dates, public speeches, and other settings. It may be especially useful for people with social phobias, Asperger’s, and high-functioning autism.

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34

Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.

Melanoma Test Detects Scent of Cancerous Skin Cells

Melanoma Test Sniffs Scent of Cancerous Human Skin Cells with Nanotube Sensor

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:23

A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.

UN Projection: Global Population Will Boom to 9.6 Billion By 2050; Nigeria to Surpass US

UN Projection: Global Population Will Boom to 9.6 Billion By 2050; Nigeria to Surpass US

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:20

As the world reaches 11 billion people by 2100, India will lead the global population. The United States, meanwhile, will trail behind China and Nigeria.

Cloistered Nun 86 Years in Convent: Sister Teresita Barajuen Dies at 105

Cloistered Nun Sister Teresita Barajuen Spent 86 'Happy' Years in Convent, Dies At Age 105 [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 17:38

The cloistered nun died at 105 years old after serving 86 years in a convent, and said "Even if I had married a prince I would not be happier now."

Eyeball Licking ‘Oculolinctus’ Fetish Spreads Pink Eye Japan

Eyeball Licking Fetish Purportedly Spreads Pink Eye Among Japanese Preteens

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:12

‘Eyeball licking’ seems to be growing in popularity among teenagers, but doctors warn that the practice of oculolinctus can spread harmful bacteria that cause pink eye and damage vision.

Za’atar Health Benefits: Middle Eastern Spice Blend  May Boost Brain

Za’atar Health Benefits: Middle Eastern Spice Blend Fights Microbes, May Boost Brain

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 00:06

The Middle Eastern spice mix za’atar contains sumac, thyme, and oregano, which are rich in antioxidants with antiseptic, antimicrobial, cancer-fighting, and potentially mood and brain-boosting properties.

Action Video Games Boost Visual Skills, Study Finds

Action Video Games Boost Visual Skills, Sensitivity

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 21:57

More action video game play may lead to enhanced visual skills, particularly vision sensitivity.

Mumford & Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Hospitalized for Emergency Brain Embolism

Mumford & Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Hospitalized For Brain Emergency: Blood Clot Embolism

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:39

The Mumford & Sons bassist was hospitalized after doctors found a blood clot on the surface of his brain, requiring immediate surgery.

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