The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation

Chronic Sleep Deprivation Causes The Brain To Literally Start Eating Itself, Study Finds

Chronic sleep deprivation can cause the brain to start eating itself, according to study at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. Astrocytes are cells in our brain that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris, but researchers studying the brain of mice have found that these cells go into overdrive when the animals are chronically sleep-deprived, destroying more of the brain's neural connections.

Brain-Reading Device Allows Locked-in Syndrome Patients To Communicate

Brain-Reading Device Allows Locked-in Syndrome Patients To Communicate

Locked-in syndrome patients can now have simple conversations using a non-invasive brain-computer interface system. It was generally believed that completely locked-in patients were unable to communicate with the outside world, but this groundbreaking technology allows researchers to decode the paralyzed patients thought , thus making the communication possible.

Scientists use light to control protein activity in living cells

Scientists Have Developed A Method To Control Protein Activity In Living Cells Using Light

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a method which uses light to control protein activity inside live cells with the flick of a switch. According to the researchers, the technique, developed in the early 2000s, uses light to activate and deactivate proteins that could turn brain cells on and off.

Researchers Have Found A Way To Overcome Fear By Reconditioning The Brain, Using A Combination Of Artificial Intelligence And Brain Scanning Technology

Scientists Have Figured Out A Way To Recondition The Brain To Overcome Fear

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a way to remove specific fears from the brain. Unlike the traditional method in which the patients have to undergo some form of aversion therapy, this new method uses a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology to unconsciously remove a fear memory from the brain.