Researchers boost human mental function with brain stimulation

In a pilot human study, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation. Alik Widge, MD, Ph.D., an assistant professor of…

Researchers create a novel method of bioprinting neuron cells

A group of researchers including a Concordia Ph.D. student have developed a new method of bioprinting adult neuron cells. They’re using a new laser-assisted technology that maintains high levels of cell viability and functionality. Ph.D. candidate and 2020-21 Public Scholar Hamid Orimi and his co-authors present the feasibility of a…

Researchers reveal new suicide prevention tools from survivors

In suicide research, lessons from survivors—people who, despite the urge to die, find ways to cope and reasons to live—are seldom heard. Cornell researchers and their colleagues have written one of the first studies to change that. “Strategies to Stay Alive: Adaptive Toolboxes for Living Well with Suicidal Behavior,” published…