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Neuralink, a brain implant developed by Elon Musk’s company, has successfully been removed from a patient who feared the device. The implant was initially placed to help with the patient’s severe anxiety and depression, but after experiencing side effects, they decided to have it removed. This case highlights the potential risks and ethical considerations surrounding brain implants for mental health treatment.

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/neuralinks-brain-implant-patient-feared-device-removed/story?id=110325322

A new study suggests that climate change may have negative effects on brain health, including increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline. The researchers found that exposure to extreme heat and air pollution, both of which are expected to worsen with climate change, can lead to brain inflammation and damage. These findings highlight the importance of addressing climate change for the sake of both physical and mental health.

Source: https://neurosciencenews.com/brain-health-climate-change-26130/

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain disorder in deer and elk, is unlikely to spread to humans. The study, which involved genetically engineering mice to be susceptible to the disease, showed that the disease did not easily cross the species barrier. This research provides reassurance that the risk of chronic wasting disease affecting humans is low.

Source: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-shows-chronic-wasting-disease-unlikely-move-animals-people

A new study has found that regular exercise and a healthy diet can improve brain function and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests that lifestyle changes can have a significant impact on brain health and overall wellness. Researchers hope these findings will encourage individuals to prioritize healthy habits to prevent cognitive decline.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/18/health/alzheimers-blood-brain-improvement-wellness/index.html

A team of researchers used Google’s artificial intelligence technology to create a 3D map of a small but complex section of the human brain. The map reveals intricate structures and connections that were previously unknown, providing new insights into how the brain functions. This breakthrough could lead to a better understanding of neurological disorders and potential treatments.

Source: https://www.livescience.com/health/neuroscience/new-3d-map-charted-with-google-ai-reveals-mysterious-but-beautiful-slice-of-human-brain