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A short note on ‘Brainhacking’

As hackers do, they hack your computer and take control of your system, in a similar way, in ‘Brainhacking’, neuroscientists place electrodes on physically disabled person’s head to let his brain control a robotic arm, let’s say. So the person can hold a cup to drink or hold cutlery to take his meal. (more…)

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Mutation Stops Worms from Getting Drunk

AUSTIN, Texas — Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal.

The scientists accomplished this feat by inserting a modified human alcohol target into the worms, as reported this week in The Journal of Neuroscience. (more…)

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