Scientists worry Washington’s political crackdown may lead to Chinese brain-drain

There have been increasing reports on probes or arrests involving scientists of Chinese descent by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, raising doubts over the agency’s claim that it does not conduct investigations based solely on race, ethnicity or national origin. Enditem

Brain drain: Loss of leadership experience at Air NZ raises culture concerns for union

Like the Government, Air New Zealand went hard and early in its response to Covid-19. Just days into New Zealand’s alert level 4 lockdown in March the airline said it would be downsizing to a third of what it was pre-pandemic.

Woman, 23, is diagnosed with a brain bleed that had been a hidden ‘ticking time bomb’ since birth after collapsing on a night out with friends

Cabin crew member Jade, who now has aphasia (a condition affecting her speech), dyslexia and a loss of part of her eyesight, remained in hospital from November 9 to December 18 and had to learn how to read, write, walk and talk all over again.

‘Superpower’:Unlike adults, children use both brain hemispheres to understand language and recover from neural energy much easier

Published in PNAS, the study focuses on one task, language, and finds that to understand language children use both hemispheres. This finding fits with previous and ongoing research, led by Georgetown neurology professor Elissa L. Newport, PhD, a former postdoctoral fellow Olumide Olulade, MD, PhD, and neurology assistant professor Anna Greenwald, PhD. “This is very […]

NIMHANS develops new Indian Brain Templates, brain atlas

The research by a team of doctors led by Bharath Holla, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Integrative Medicine; Rose Dawn Bharath, Professor and Head of the Department of Neuro-Imaging and Interventional Radiology; and Dr. Benegal, was published in the journal Human Brain Mapping on August 26.

Grandma forced to recover from brain surgery in a Queensland quarantine hotel after being denied exemption fumes after 400 AFL bigwigs from virus-ravaged Melbourne were given special treatment

‘How can it be okay that a young woman loses an unborn child because of border confusion… that a four-year-old boy with cancer can be separated from his mother?’ Mr Frydenberg said.

Piers Morgan Pays Tribute to ‘Brain-Dead Bimbos’ Kardashians in New Column

“I knew eventually that 2020 would provide one tiny glimmer of good news amid all the relentless barrage of coronavirus-led misery and chaos,” the Good Morning Britain co-host wrote, sarcastically noting that he’d “prayed every night” for something to happen and unite humanity “in a glorious outbreak of unconfined joy and happiness”.

The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It

1. Do Something Different. Take a different action in response to circumstances in the heat of the moment such as the pandemic. For example, if I consistently calm myself when I’m listening to horrific pandemic news reports (when I might ordinarily freak out), this calming practice can rewire my neural pathways, widen my resilient zone, […]

Sex Differences in the Brain: Do They Exist or Matter?

If you were to examine the human brain you would see a gender difference in the size of nuclei very similar to those in the rat.  Moreover, if you studied the activity of genes in the brain, there are also gender differences. Like the rat, they can go either way. Furthermore, the amounts of certain […]

Elon Musk’s brain-computer startup is getting ready to blow your mind

That also means convincing thousands of average people with no health conditions to undergo brain surgery. For most, the idea of having a chunk of skull bored out just to a get Fitbit installed is going to seem outrageous — the one on their wrist works fine, thanks — but replaying memories, downloading consciousness or […]