Eating Brains: Cannibal Tribe Evolved Resistance to Fatal Disease
The practice of cannibalism in one Papua New Guinea tribe lead to the spread of a fatal brain disease called kuru that caused a devastating epidemic in the group. But now, some members of the tribe carry a gene that appears to protect against kuru, as ...
Live Science - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:09

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease
Washington Post - Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:59

Mutation Discovered in Cannibal Tribe Might Stop Deadly Brain Disease
ABC News - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:58

Eating human brains helped Papua New Guinea tribe resist disease, research ...
The Guardian - Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:14

Years of eating human brains protected Papua New Guinea tribe from diseases ...
National Post - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:41

Cannibal tribe resistant to brain diseases
London Free Press - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:30



Are we on the cusp of a revolution in how we understand the brain?
Brain drain” is taking on new, and promising, meaning in the wake of two studies published this month that could help revolutionize how neurological diseases are understood and treated. In the first, neuroscientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) ...
Macleans.ca - Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:03



Study: Air Pollution May Make Your Brain Age Faster
Scientists have long linked air pollution exposure with cardiovascular diseases, respiratory illnesses, and cancers, but now they suspect a connection between dirty air and brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Living in places with high ...
Mother Jones - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 02:56



The link between brain disease and our gut
The hip bone is connected to the back bone. The back bone is connected to the chest bone. But is the brain connected to the gut? This week on “Take Care,” Dr. David Perlmutter sits down to discuss the connection between gut and brain health. Perlmutter ...
WRVO Public Media - Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:15



Alzheimer's: 'Atlas' of human brain will help detect first signs of disease
An atlas of the human brain which helps identify the first changes caused by Alzheimer's disease has been unveiled by British scientists. The digital map, created using images from MRI scans of ageing brains, will help with early diagnosis of the ...
Mirror.co.uk - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:50

An atlas of elderly brain scans could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease
ConsumerAffairs - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:00

Digital map of ageing brain could aid diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, other ...
News-Medical.net - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:22

Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Medical Xpress - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:45

Brain map 'may detect Alzheimer's'
BT.com - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:18



Brain Atlas Could Aid Diagnosis of Diseases
MRI head side. Image: Helmut Januschka, Wikimedia A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, a study suggests. The atlas could aid diagnosis by comparing patients' MRI scans ...
Laboratory Equipment - Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:31



Q&A: Emmanuel Asante, Brain-eating and Prion Diseases
Q: What made you interested in studying how eating brains related to surviving Creutzfeldt-Jakob? A: Prion diseases are a group of invariably fatal neurodegenerative diseases affecting humans and animals. My research focusses on human prion diseases ...
Laboratory Equipment - Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:03

Researchers developing probe wire to better understand causes of degenerative ...
The new probe is expected to reduce the time, costs and risks related to drug development, as well as help neuroscientists better understand what causes degenerative brain diseases and how to treat them. At 0.1 mm wide, the probe wire is less than the ...
News-Medical.net - Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:03


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