By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:27
A newly discovered cyclovirus has been detected in Vietnamese patients with severe nervous system infections.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:23
A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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."
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 21:57
More action video game play may lead to enhanced visual skills, particularly vision sensitivity.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.