Cocaine addiction could be cured by zapping the brain with magnets

Zapping the brain with magnets could cure cocaine addiction Changing certain neurons in the brain using magnetic stimulation can wipe away addictionTreatment targets the prefrontal cortex – which controls impulses and decision making Could be tested immediately in humans By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 Cocaine addicts could be cured using a technique that stimulates the brain with magnets.

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer"s in astronauts

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer's in astronauts Once astronauts leave orbit they are exposed to constant shower of various radioactive particlesTests in mice showed those exposed to cosmic radiation displayed cognitive problems earlier in life | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 The race for space tourism may be hotting up, but the practicalities of intergalactic travel have hit a new obstacle.

The mind controlled robot arm that lets the paralysed write and eat

'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.

Schoolboy hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing.

The new MRI scanner that won"t give you claustrophobia

The new MRI scanner that won't give you claustrophobia | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 27 November 2012 Every day, hundreds of patients undergo magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI scans) — and every day many of those patients will ask to get out of the machine before doctors have even had time to take the scan.

The magnet to cure a migraine: Can this device mean the end of excruciating pain for Britains eight million sufferers?

The magnet to cure a migraine: Can this device mean the end of excruciating pain for Britain’s eight million sufferersNew device delivers magnetic pulse to the head at touch of a buttonScientists say handheld device can alleviate symptoms for up to two hoursTreatment relieved or reduced excruciating pain in 73 per cent of patients taking part in trial | UPDATED: 19:39 GMT, 21 September 2012 Pain relief: Scientists say a new treatment involving a magnetic beam could alleviate migraines For many of Britain’s eight million sufferers, there has been no respite from the dreaded migraines.

The breathtaking new images of the violence of a solar flare – and the aurora it created on earth

The breathtaking new images that reveal the violence of a solar flare – and the beautiful aurora it created on earth Radiation from the eruption set to hit earth within hours, creating a “moderate geomagnetic storm” Incredible phenomenon could give new insight into how solar eruptions affect electricity supplied on earth . Nasa today released stunning video showing a 500,000 mile long “solar whip” on the surface of the sun – and the beautiful aurora it created on earth.

Here comes the sun: Astonishing “solar whip” half a million miles long spotted on the solar surface

Here comes the sun: Astonishing “whip” half a million miles long spotted on solar surface (and scientists say radiation from it is heading for earth) Radiation from the eruption set to hit earth within hours, creating a “moderate geomagnetic storm” Incredible phenomenon could give new insight into how solar eruptions affect electricity supplied on earth