by Wink from on (#1RDKY)
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection
StoryStudy shows PTSD may be more physical than psychological
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts fortified an injury-filled secondary Monday by signing veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Matt Jones will miss the rest of the preseason with a left shoulder injury, but the Washington Redskins hope their top running back will be ready for the start of the regular season. Coach Jay Gruden said Jones will be held out of the Redskins' final two preseason games after spraining his shoulder Friday against the New York Jets. Gruden said Jones has already made significant strides since the injury and has ''high hopes'' he'll be ready by the regular-season opener Sept. 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Space is a freaky place, and few people understand that as well as NASA software engineer Kevin Gill. He regularly uses real data to inspire works of art he renders using complicated computer software. In the past, he has created visualizations of what Mars would look like if it were inhabited and what Earth would look like if it had rings. Now, heâ€™s released a series of images that show Saturnâ€™s moon Daphnis and its unusual relationship with the planetâ€™s rings.Read more...
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has been sidelined by a left hip injury that could force him to miss the season opener. Pouncey was hurt in Friday's exhibition game at Dallas, and he'll likely sit out the final two exhibition games, coach Adam Gase said Sunday. ''We're still kind of feeling out what's going on,'' Gase said.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he has ''no concern'' about quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, after holding him out of the second preseason game as an injury precaution.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says punter Matt Bosher avoided a serious injury to his chest when he was knocked out of Thursday night's preseason win over the Cleveland Browns.
by David Pescovitz from on (#1R0Y6)
For more than a decade, University of Southern California neuro-engineer Theodore Berger has been working on an artificial hippocampus, an electronic aid for the part of the brain that scientists believeencodes experiences as long-term memories. Now Berger and a new startup called Kernel are confident that the device is ready for prime time. "Weâ€™re testing it in humans now, and getting good initial results,â€ Berger told IEEE Spectrum. â€œWeâ€™re going to go forward with the goal of commercializing this prosthesis.â€ In Bergerâ€™s approach, electrodes in the hippocampus first record electrical signals from certain neurons as they learn something new and encode the memory. These electrical signals are the result of neurons â€œfiringâ€ in specific patterns. Berger studied how electrical signals associated with learning are translated into signals associated with storing that information in long-term memory. Then his lab built mathematical models that take any input (learning) signal, and produce the proper output (memory) signal. An implant could help someone whose hippocampus doesn't properly turn information into memories.An implanted memory prosthetic would have electrodes to record signals during learning, a microprocessor to do the computations, and electrodes that stimulate neurons to encode the information as a memory.For people who have difficulty forming lasting memories on their own, the prosthetic would provide a boost. â€œWe take these memory codes, enhance them, and put them back into the brain,â€ Berger says. â€œIf we can do that consistently, then weâ€™ll be ready to go.â€"New Startup Aims to Commercialize a Brain Prosthetic to Improve Memory" (IEEE Spectrum)
A couple of fights broke out, the Broncos suffered another key injury and ongoing quarterback questions for Denver and the San Francisco 49ers marked the joint practice Wednesday ahead of the exhibition game Saturday night between the teams. Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe sustained a left ankle injury while pass rushing during 11-on-11 scrimmaging against the 49ers' first-team offense. Coach Gary Kubiak said after practice that Wolfe rolled his ankle.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe has left a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers because of a left ankle injury.
The Detroit Lions hope the worst of DeAndre Levy's injury problems are behind him. Levy was removed from the active/non-football injury list before practice Tuesday, and he was able to participate, although it's not clear how much the Lions will play the linebacker during the preseason. Levy missed almost all of last season because of hip problems, and he has not shared the details of the injury that's kept him out for some of training camp this year.