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Neuroplasticity at work: video games to boost children's brains

Original article by Hannah Francis
The Age – Page: 10 : 2-Sep-14

Alzheimer Australia will stage its "Technology and Dementia" forum in Melbourne on 2 September 2014. 68 more words

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There's a ribbon for that.

In case you weren’t aware, there’s a thing called Dystonia…

 and I have it.

I’ll be dedicating September’s posts to it, the theory behind how I got it, when/how I was diagnosed, and shamelessly asking you at the end of each post to please consider signing/sharing this petition in an effort to help raise awareness. 22 more words


Scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter.

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signalling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence.

This signalling pathway is regulated by a gene, called neurofibromatosis type 1 (Nf1), which TSRI scientists found is linked with excessive drinking in mice. 466 more words


Transient Global Amnesia

EM in 5 is a weekly series of 5 minute Emergency Medicine educational videos!  Look for a new video each week!



We are constantly making new memories, at the same rate as we live them. But most of these will be lost, since they contain information we don’t really care about, like a boring bus trip or walking down the street. 412 more words

New Synthetic Amino Acid for a New Class of Drugs

Creating new drug molecules is challenging, developing drugs that are highly effective against a target, but with minimal (or no) toxicity and side-effects to the patient can be an exercise in futility. 704 more words