UAB research team finds a way to hack your brain (and maybe to protect it)

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This might or might not be Ivan Gleb, who founded an online store selling tinfoil hats. – via nationstates.net

You know the stereotype: the tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorist raving about the government scanning your brain.  While that remains a far cry off from the truth, researchers at UAB have shown that your local conspiracy buff might have a point (soon)! Continue reading “UAB research team finds a way to hack your brain (and maybe to protect it)”

UAB begins to focus on preventing, rather than curing, Alzheimer’s disease

via Calgary Medical Marijuana Community

More than a century has passed since Alois Alzheimer first identified Alzheimer’s disease.  We are still far away from a true cure for the fatal condition, though scientists make progress every day.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, however, wants to find more than just a cure.  Finding a cure still means having to diagnose people with Alzheimer’s.  That’s where Neurology Chair David Geldmacher, M.D. and Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D, want to make a change. Continue reading “UAB begins to focus on preventing, rather than curing, Alzheimer’s disease”