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Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Print this page MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 — Brain surgery’s pretty serious, but someday patients may laugh their way through it. A young woman with epilepsy who was undergoing surgery at Emory University in Atlanta did just that, even cracking jokes during her procedure, according to a new study. Neuroscientists at Emory School of Medicine… Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis

By Dana Smith Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease about six years before a clinical diagnosis is made – potentially giving doctors a chance to intervene with treatment. No cure exists for Alzheimer’s disease, but promising drugs have emerged in recent years that can help… Read More »