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Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos using CRISPR

Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos using CRISPR | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it

Genome editing has potential for the targeted correction of germline mutations. Scientists now describe the correction of the heterozygous MYBPC3 mutation in human preimplantation embryos with precise CRISPR–Cas9-based targeting accuracy and high homology-directed repair efficiency by activating an endogenous, germline-specific DNA repair response. Induced double-strand breaks (DSBs) at the mutant paternal allele were predominantly repaired using the homologous wild-type maternal gene instead of a synthetic DNA template. By modulating the cell cycle stage at which the DSB was induced, the researchers were able to avoid mosaicism in cleaving embryos and achieve a high yield of homozygous embryos carrying the wild-type MYBPC3 gene without evidence of off-target mutations. The efficiency, accuracy and safety of the approach presented suggest that it has potential to be used for the correction of heritable mutations in human embryos by complementing preimplantation genetic diagnosis. However, much remains to be considered before clinical applications, including the reproducibility of the technique with other heterozygous mutations.


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After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures

After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, which shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond ...
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Inside The Minds And Lives Of Real-Time Translators

Inside The Minds And Lives Of Real-Time Translators | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
The world's most powerful computers can't perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Meet the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability
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New app shuffles thoughts to summon sleep

New app shuffles thoughts to summon sleep | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—If counting sheep can't help you sleep, you could try thinking of an elephant, French toast and scuba diving. Simon Fraser University researcher Luc Beaudoin has created mySleepButton, a first-of-its-kind app that harnesses the power of the imagination to help users nod off.
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▶ "The Brain and Neuropsychology" on Health Matters with Dr. Lana Marconi - YouTube

In these television segments from Health Matters, host Lana Marconi, Ph.D. sits down with neuropsychologists Jane Storrie, Ph.D., C. Psych, and Diana Velikon...
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Study: New Technique Predicts Consciousness of Brain-Damaged Patients | TIME

Study: New Technique Predicts Consciousness of Brain-Damaged Patients | TIME | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
Brain imaging can help doctors tell when a patient is more likely to recover
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Brain Tumour Successfully Treated with Sound Waves by Swiss Researchers

Brain Tumour Successfully Treated with Sound Waves by Swiss Researchers | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
Scientists have for the first time successfully used focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy a part of brain tumour through a patient's intact skull.
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Brain-Wide Map of “Neural Highways” Is First of Its Kind | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Brain-Wide Map of “Neural Highways” Is First of Its Kind | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, neuroscientists have completed a comprehensive roadmap of the top-trafficked communication highways in the human brain.

This  white-matter map not only charts the ...
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Day 2/4 - fMRI - Functional Magnetic Resonance course @ BCBL. - YouTube

Second day out of a four-day course on fMRI and Cognitive Neuroscience, given by Prof. Geoffrey Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania (https://cfn.upenn.edu/ag...
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Neuropsychology Central

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Fraud topples second neuroscience word processing paper

Fraud topples second neuroscience word processing paper | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
We have a second retraction from a group of neuroscience researchers in Belgium who discovered fatal errors in their work on how the brain sets about the task of reading written language. Spoiler a...
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What neuroscience can learn from brain injured patients

What neuroscience can learn from brain injured patients | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
As neuropsycholgist Jenni Ogden writes, it is each person's individuality that makes them so valuable to science.
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MoCA Beats MMSE to Assess Dementia

MoCA Beats MMSE to Assess Dementia | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS -- The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was better than the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) at teasing out subtle differences in cognitive performance among mildly impaired indivi...
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Seeing the colored light: Bee brains open way for better cameras

Seeing the colored light: Bee brains open way for better cameras | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
“Cameras in drones and robots have trouble dealing with detecting color when the light is changing. But bees, it turns out, have a mechanism that solves this problem and that can be used to improve cameras.”

New research into the way that honeybees see color could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.

Identifying color in complex outdoor environments is extremely difficult because the color of light is continuously changing.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, looked to see how honeybees solve this problem and discovered a totally new mechanism for processing color information.

The results of the work by academics at RMIT University, Monash University, University of Melbourne and Deakin University were published today in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

The project, supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant, was coordinated by Associate Professor Adrian Dyer at RMIT, who has been working with Professor Marcello Rosa at Monash University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function to solve this classic problem of how color vision works.


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Program helps locate missing people with cognitive disorders

Program helps locate missing people with cognitive disorders | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
A 76-year-old Mountville man wandered away from home in 2006 during the frigid days of February.
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Brain Tumors Treated With Herpes-Loaded Stem Cells - Health News - redOrbit

Brain Tumors Treated With Herpes-Loaded Stem Cells - Health News - redOrbit | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.
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Is 'Sluggish Cognitive Tempo' a New Disorder or an Extension of ADHD?

Is 'Sluggish Cognitive Tempo' a New Disorder or an Extension of ADHD? | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
A push by some mental-health researchers to define a new attention disorder has others concerned about overdiagnosis.
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Regaining Consciousness: One Patient’s Story [Video]

Regaining Consciousness: One Patient’s Story [Video] | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
After a new brain-scanning approach revealed that a seemingly vegetative young woman was actually conscious, she started down the road to a partial recovery
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FDA clears ResolutionMD diagnostic imaging app for all image modalities except mammography | mobihealthnews

FDA clears ResolutionMD diagnostic imaging app for all image modalities except mammography | mobihealthnews | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
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An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together--safely.
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▶ Functional MRI (fMRI) - YouTube

A lecture about functional MRI (fMRI), by Dr. Laurent Hermoye, as part of Imagilys's Advanced Clinical Neuroimaging Course. Imagilys: http://www.imagilys.com
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DOWNLOAD: Essentials Of Neuropsychological Assessment Treatment Planning For Rehabilitation 2

DOWNLOAD: Essentials Of Neuropsychological Assessment Treatment Planning For Rehabilitation 2 | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
Download Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, e-Study Guide for: Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment: Treatment Planning for Rehabilitation by Rik Carl DAmato, ISBN 9780826144713 - Cram101 Textbook Reviews, e-Study Guide for: Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment: Treatment Planning for Rehabilitation by Rik Carl DAmato
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How to learn any language in six months: Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity - YouTube

Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior tea...
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Study Shows Antidepressant Mechanism Of Ketamine - Asian Scientist Magazine

Study Shows Antidepressant Mechanism Of Ketamine - Asian Scientist Magazine | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
“Asian Scientist Magazine Study Shows Antidepressant Mechanism Of Ketamine Asian Scientist Magazine In the study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, Dr. Hajime Yamanaka and Dr.”
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Adolescente deixa colegas em lágrimas ao conseguir superar gaguez severa

Adolescente deixa colegas em lágrimas ao conseguir superar gaguez severa | Brain Methods and Others | Scoop.it
O jovem Musharaf sofria de gaguez severa desde muito novo, problema esse que o impedia de ler em voz alta e até dialogar com os amigos.
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