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Nancy Van Der Stracten, 75-year-old suffering from Parkinson's disease, poses during a boxing practi

Can constipation be the key to early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease?

The research team has discovered a potential way to diagnose the disease up to 20-years prior using what may seem an unusual method: investigating and understanding the process behind constipation.

Our brain grew after large game extinction; Israeli researchers suggest

Humans became so skilled at hunting large animals that, eventually, the animals became scarce and new sources of food had to be found.

Nematode worms.

Worms, humans, brain damage: How do they connect?

The team performed a process on worms, which introduced synthetically engineered connections or synapses in order to bypass missing or damaged connections between neurons in the brain.

Sea Anemone, January 18, 2021.

New study finds similarities in how fish and humans destress

The point of similarity is in the timing of the development of the GABA receptors. In both humans (mammals) and anemone the receptors develop at initial stages of the nervous system.

Technion faculty members win prestigious EU awards

Two professors from the Technion won a total of $3.7 million in grants awarded by the European Research Council.

18/01/2021
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

Researchers find mechanism of visual hallucinations in the blind

“Our research clearly shows that the same visual system is active when we see the world outside of us, when we imagine it, when we hallucinate, and probably also when we dream.”

Human brain

Scientists create nanoparticle to bypass BBB, treat brain diseases

The BBB is one of the biggest obstacles in treating neurodegenerative diseases.

Bendit's microcatheter

Innovative Israeli microcatheter is ‘bent’ on saving lives

“Delayed treatment can result in devastating outcomes," said Bendit Technologies CEO Yossi Mazel.

View of the Gan Nayot kindergarten in Jerusalem as they return to kindergarden on May 10, 2020

Kindergarten principal indicted for leaving baby in hot car, cover-up

After realizing the baby was in the car, the two prevented him from receiving medical care for over 2 hours.

John Daly

'This is not science fiction,' say scientists pushing for 'neuro-rights'

“This is the first time in history that humans can have access to the contents of people's minds,” said Rafael Yuste, a neuroscience professor at Columbia University.

By REUTERS
04/12/2020
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