Is it in the patient’s best interest to go through surgery if the chance of meaningful recovery is vanishingly small?

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The brains of college football players showed signs of “fraying” after a season of play

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Deep Brain Stimulation

August 14, 2019

DBS is an incredibly promising intervention for intractable neurological and psychiatric illness. What are the risks?

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US scientists say their blood test can be 94% effective in spotting those at risk of the illness

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They float in ordinary lab dishes, no more eye-catching than a plain beige lentil, and often so delicate they shrivel up and die if temperatures or food or the very air around them deviates from Goldilocks perfection. No wonder scientists coddle such “organoids”

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The research is important because it could help show whether a wearable brain-control device is feasible and because it is an early example of a giant tech company being involved in getting hold of data directly from people’s minds

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, says it now understands why some of that kind of research won’t easily fit the format of ClinicalTrials.gov, and the agency has delayed for the reporting requirements for another 2 years

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If someone is going to revolutionize what it means to be human, do we want it to be a tech titan?

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