Music and Your Brain

submitted by: apryl
KAUST Professor Pierre Magistretti, Dean of the Chemical, Life Sciences and Engineering (CLSE) Division discusses an experimental study of neural activity using electro-physical recordings of pianists with one objective to find patterns or clues to better understand synchrony and creativity. For the KAUST Winter Enrichment Program Class, Lab to Film: Story-telling in Science we created this video to test the student equipment and discover any technical challenges that participants would...

Grape Powder Supplementation Prevents Oxidative Stress–Induced Anxiety-Like Behavior, Memory Impairment, and High Blood Pressure in Rats

submitted by: ssalim
We examined whether or not grape powder treatment ameliorates oxidative stress–induced anxiety-like behavior, memory impairment, and hypertension in rats. Oxidative stress in Sprague-Dawley rats was produced by using L-buthionine- (S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO). Four groups of rats were used: 1) control (C; injected with vehicle and provided with tap water), 2) grape powder–treated (GP; injected with vehicle and provided for 3 wk with 15 g/L grape powder dissolved in tap water), 3)...
Authors: Farida Allam, An Dao, Gaurav Chugh, Ritu Bohat, Faizan Jafri, Gaurav Patki, Christopher Mowrey, Mohammad Asghar, Karim Alkadhi, Samina Salim

The Adrenal Glands - SciAm2012

submitted by: RalucaEllis

A humorous and educational look at the function of the adrenal glands.

Antiepileptic Drugs 2012: Recent Advances and Trends.

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology from Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, reviews his article appearing in the September 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he discusses 25 newly approved medications and 3 trends to aid in making the best clinical decisions for patients with epilepsy.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00678-7/fulltext

Wireless Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry to Monitor Adenosine in Patients With Essential Tremor During Deep Brain Stimulation

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Kendall Lee, a Neurosurgeon and the Director of the Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online ahead of print and in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which discloses a new discovery in the reaction of the brain during deep-brain-stimulation which may lead to novel treatments for neurological and psychological disorders. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00552-6/fulltext