Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Blood Biomarker for Sucide

almost anything can be found in your blood samples. the latest is to "check" if you are going to "kill" yourself. the protein is called SAT1.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

MRI detects dyslexia kids.

Brain imaging can "see" many things, from whether you like the products, for criminal mind, and diseases. The latest is dyslexia.

News here.

Ethics and Research go hand-in-hand

new neuroscience techniques provide more information on our memory, consciousness, etc. but do we understand the "social" implications of these techniques? the next frontier - the brain projects by US and Europe are set to develop many and more advanced brain techniques. better to understand their implications before they are widely used.


Increasing the chance of education

Many MOOC including Coursera has enable youngsters from developing countries to attend lectures from universities in western countries. Previously, you need either a sponsorship or cash-rich to attend these schools. MOOCs provide individuals with strong desire to learn to have the chance to learn. However, the only uncertainty is if those developing countries recognize or appreciate this type of learning.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sugar toxic to mice in 'safe' doses, test finds

Too much of everything is bad. So does sugar. But how much is too much? This is what is known in mice. In human?

Sugar toxic to mice in 'safe' doses, test finds

Monday, 12 August 2013

Probing the Brain’s Final Moments | Science/AAAS | News

Is this near-death experience? Hormones and neuron activity?

Probing the Brain’s Final Moments | Science/AAAS | News

The Future University?

Education is a big economy around the world. The product-delivery system of higher education has remained largely the same for almost a thousand year, since the founding of Oxford. What is the next model of disruption? Is the Minerva Project the future university model?

Thursday, 8 August 2013

prions phenomenon comes to Tau diseases?

it is trending to discover change in protein conformation can cause brain diseases. mutations not needed.


Understanding cognitive ageing

The role of NMDA receptor in the cognitive ageing process. It is NR2b subunit.

News at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130807155352.htm

Blood glucose link to dementia

Even without diabetes, your blood glucose can affect your risk to develop dementia. Another connection between the central and peripheral systems.

News at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130807204835.htm

New protein discovered for organismal ageing

A new protein called HLH-30 is involved in autophagy and in turn modulate ageing in C elegans. Any equivalent in human?

New reporter system for optogenetics

The protein called ArcLight is used for the first time to "view" nerve cell voltage in fruitfly.

News at Science Daily.

Cancer detection - new method using MRI

Using glucose consumption to detect cancer with MRI. How does it compare to FDG-PET?

News at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130707162759.htm

3D mapping of neuronal connectomes

Hundreds of students project hours finally pay off imaging the complicated neuronal connections and activity in mouse and fruit fly retinal system.

News at http://www.nature.com/news/visual-neurons-mapped-in-action-1.13520

Friday, 2 August 2013

LSM4213 Google+ Community

I am starting a new Google+ Community for LSM4213. Please join the community for discussion and info on module and lecture. There will be regular hangout session on Wed 3-5pm.

The name of the Google+ community is NeuroWorld LSM4213.