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Brain-Invading Tapeworm That Eluded Doctors Spotted by New DNA Test
Genetic sequencing of spinal fluid hailed as an advance over standard procedures for diagnosing brain infections
Bones Make Hormones That Communicate With the Brain and Other Organs
Mouse studies reveal bone-body connection in appetite, metabolism and more.
Computer Chip Mimics Human Brain, With Light Beams for Neurons
A team of engineers has designed a computer chip that uses beams of light to mimic neurons. Such “optical neural networks” could make any application of so-called deep learning—from virtual assistants to language translators—many times faster and more efficient.
Power Causes Brain Damage
A transcranial-magnetic-stimulation machine found that power can
impair a specific neural process called “mirroring,” which may be a cornerstone of empathy.
Mental Health Pioneers
Doctors experiment with a new surgical treatment for mental illness: deep brain stimulation (DBS).
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