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This Is What Your Brain Looks Like with PTSD

alexkich/Shutterstock Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is distressingly common: The nonprofit organization PTSD United notes that “70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.” And the condition seems to bring about permanent changes in how the brain functions, say researchers. PTSD is… Read More »

‘Brain surgery has allowed me to live a full life’ – Jenny McEntegart has gone from 25 seizures a day to virtually none

Jenny McEntagart pictured at her home in Coosan Co Westmeath. Photo: Steve Humphreys ‘Brain surgery has allowed me to live a full life’ – Jenny McEntegart has gone from 25 seizures a day to virtually none Independent.ie For the first time in a decade my life can qualify as normal. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/brain-surgery-has-allowed-me-to-live-a-full-life-jenny-mcentegart-has-gone-from-25-seizures-a-day-to-virtually-none-38076529.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38081704.ece/c4133/AUTOCROP/h342/ENNY%20MCENTAGART%206SH.jpg Email For the… Read More »

Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in ‘morally risky’ experiment

Their brains may not be bigger than normal, but monkeys created with human brain genes are exhibiting cognitive changes that suggest they might be smarter — and the experiments have ethicists shuddering. In the wake of the genetically modified human babies scandal, Chinese scientists are drawing fresh condemnation from philosophers and ethicists, this time over… Read More »