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Source: U.S. News & World Report
Date: 26 March 2015
The findings suggest that doctors in combat zones could use smell tests to help identify soldiers who require immediate brain scans, thereby improving frontline care of those with blast injuries, the researchers said.
Source: The Guardian
Date: 26 March 2015

A new study tests a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can change the way autism develops. 

Source: The Atlantic
Date: 26 March 2015
A new study reports that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system within months of infection.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 26 March 2015
We have a winner in the 2015 USA National Brain Bee Champion: Soren Christensen, a ninth-grader at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. Here are some of the questions he had to answer -- plus practice questions.
Source: NOVA
Date: 25 March 2015
In their investigations into the potential therapeutic functions of stem cells, scientists have discovered another way to help those suffering from neurodegenerative and other incurable diseases.
Source: Quanta Magazine
Date: 25 March 2015
The comb jelly, a primitive marine creature, is forcing scientists to rethink how animals got their start.
Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Date: 24 March 2015

Effectively treating chronic pain will require a broad culture shift in medical care and research, a panel of experts said at a AAAS event.

Source: The Guardian
Date: 24 March 2015
Researchers are developing new method of wireless deep brain stimulation.
Source: Discovery News
Date: 24 March 2015
Brain scans reveal how our neurons respond to words we've been trained to recognize -- as whole entities.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 24 March 2015

A report has found medical professionals are much less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than diagnoses of other chronic or incurable diseases. 

Source: MIT Technology Review
Date: 23 March 2015
Neuromarketing promises to measure what people feel when they see ads, but the science is unsettled.
Source: The Atlantic
Date: 18 March 2015
An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.
Source: Scientific American
Date: 18 March 2015
The up-and-coming professional football player Chris Borland, of the San Francisco 49ers, is now leaving the sport out of concern that a career in football would increase his risk of brain disease.
Source: Business Insider
Date: 18 March 2015
Here's a look into four types of drugs and their effect on the brain as shown in snapshots of fMRI scans or infographics.
Source: NPR Shots Blog
Date: 16 March 2015
Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.
Source: The Atlantic
Date: 16 March 2015
Why do people feel the hours pass more slowly or quickly than they really do? The famous story of a man who lived after an iron flew through his skull holds clues.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 13 March 2015
The prosthetic arm was produced by 3-D printing.
Source: Science
Date: 12 March 2015

Mouse study suggests wirelessly controlled nanoparticles can provide a nonsurgical way to do deep brain stimulation.

Source: The New York Times Well Blog
Date: 11 March 2015

A two-minute vision test administered on the sidelines after a young athlete has hit his or her head can help to reliably determine whether the athlete has sustained a concussion, according to a new study.

Source: Science
Date: 11 March 2015
A strategy that combines ultrasound with microscopic blood-borne bubbles can briefly open the barrier, in theory giving drugs or the immune system access to the brain. 
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