Neuroscientists from UC Berkeley conducted experiments on epilepsy patients undergoing surgery to track how thought passes through different areas of the brain before a reaction to a stimulus can be made.
Experiments on brain organoids as well as transplanting human cells to animals have met ethical concerns for years. But a scientific panel is now reviewing how to oversee this controversial area in neuroscience.
A blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease moved closer to reality this week after new findings were announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 29, 2020. The test showed extremely high accuracy—around 90%—for detecting chemicals in the blood that are specific for Alzheimer’s.