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The 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo started differently, when a 29 year old paraplegic Juliano Pinto started playing wearing a brain controlled robotic exoskeleton suit. The internationally broadcast event showcased new and exciting possibilities of brain computer interfaces. BCIs are machines which allow direct communication between the brain and an external device like a computer or prosthetic. Though a lot of new developments have come up following a great amount of research in this…

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Read this special feature published in Express Healthcare that profiles the rise of a shy young man with modest dreams of making his parents proud by becoming a doctor to a star neurosurgeon and a powerful crusader for a safe and Suraksh Bharath.

Dr Venkataramanaa wins coveted honour

Dr N K Venkataramanaa, Director of the Global Institute of Neurosciences and Vice Chairman of the BGS Global Hospitals in Bangalore, has been recognized as an International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, which was founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society. Dr Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) is widely regarded as the father of neurosurgery and is a legend in the world of science and surgery.

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A drug that targets a protein called TROY thereby limiting the spread of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain tumour has been developed by researchers in Phoenix, US. Called propentofylline or PPF, the drug helps in increasing the potency of temozolomide (TMZ), and radiation, which are standard response to the deadly cancer. The researchers have claimed that PPF decreases the expression and curbs the invasion of glioblastoma cells and alongside increases their vulnerability to…

Awake Brain Surgery: The story of a young patient

Find out how awake brain surgery and the cutting edge expertise of Dr N K Venkataramanaa and his team of specialists at the BGS Global Hospital in Bangalore has given a new lease of life to a bubbly young man stricken with brain cancer. The longer version of this story published in The Week magazine appeared earlier in a leading newspaper.

Epileptic seizures are associated with sudden electrical activity in the brain. Now, doctors have found evidence showing that such attacks may be triggered by lack of sleep. A number of adverse health conditions including reduced appetite, loss of concentration and chronic diseases are linked to sleep disorders. The advent of new technologies like electroencephalogram (EEG) and polysomnography (PSG) have enable much clearer observation of epilepsy. Read more...
Medical experts have said that brain stroke can be avoided by regular physical activity, not smoking and limiting the consumption of alcohol. This was among the observations made by leading neurologists at an event organized by Aayush hospital in the run up to the World Stroke Day, October 29. Read more...
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 13:46

Dance your way out of Parkinson's

Everywhere around the world Parkinson's wrecks the lives of thousands of people every year. At particular risk are the elderly. However, where medical science has proved ineffective in curing the disease, dance is stepping in. Sure, by providing an outlet to people afflicted with the crippling neuro disorder to express themselves, world-class dancers and live musicians are opening a new way of dealing with the disease. Read more...
The brain is a marvel of nature. Nestled inside its protective embrace are among the most precious tissues of the living world that enable special talents and functions, connecting us seamlessly both to internal needs and external demands. The brain integrates a two-dimensional body, a three-dimensional mind and a multi-dimensional universe into an experience called life that, at a metaphysical level, is nothing but consciousness—a finite phenomenon with infinite abilities. Read more...
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Want to beat the jet lag? Have coffee!

You can set the clock back and fight off jet lag simply by drinking coffee in the evening. Yes, it’s as simple as that: but only if you are on a flight “heading west.” Scientists say that coffee can trick your body and make it thing that it is an hour earlier in the day than it in fact is. This reactivates many physiological functions ahead of time, which in turn, alleviates jet lag. However,…