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Women’s Brains May Be the Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s

By Bec Crew | Science Alert

dementia brain health neurogenisisWomen’s brains might be more vulnerable to the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and cognitive function twice as fast, according to new research that could explain why women make up two-thirds of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s cases in the US.

The finding was presented this week at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, DC, with the team also noting that women tend to decline more dramatically than men in cognition, function, and brain size after they’ve been in surgery or under general anaesthesia.

“Women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s, and there is an urgent need to understand if differences in brain structure, disease progression, and biological characteristics contribute to higher prevalence and rates of cognitive decline,” Maria Carrillo, the chief scientific officer at the US Alzheimer’s Association, said in a press release. “To intervene and help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, it’s critical to understand the reasons for these differences.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, published by the Alzheimer’s Association, of all Americans aged 71 and older, 16 percent of women have Alzheimer’s and other dementias, while just 11 percent of men are similarly affected. If a woman manages to avoid Alzheimer’s by the age of 65, she’ll have a one in six chance of developing it during the remainder of her life, compared to the one in 11 chance for men, and once women hit their 60s, they’ll be twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to develop breast cancer.

So why are women so uniquely affected by this devastating condition? It’s not yet clear, but the researchers said it’s not just to do with the fact that women are more likely to outlive men in every country on the planet. “There’s something else going on in terms of the biology [or] the environment for women,” one of the team, Kristine Yaffe from the University of California, San Francisco, told Jon Hamilton at NPR.

One study presented at the conference was based on data from an ongoing project called the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Yaffe and her colleagues investigated how the cognitive abilities of about 400 people (141 women, 257 men), mostly in their mid-seventies, with mild cognitive impairment – a condition that leads to Alzheimer’s disease – changed over the course of up to eight years.

“We found that women decline at almost twice the rate of men and we also found that women have faster acceleration of decline over time,” one of the team, Katherine Amy Lin from Duke University Medical Centre in the US, told NPR.

The results of a complementary study were also presented, showing that women tend to accumulate more amyloid in their brains than men, which is thought to be the main culprit in Alzheimer’s development. But why this is the case is not yet clear.

One possible explanation is to do with the fact that every cell in a woman’s body carries two X chromosomes, while every cell in a man’s body has an X and a Y, and these double x chromosomes could be what’s putting women at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to research done back in 2009.

Published in Nature Genetics, the study showed that women who inherited two copies of a variant in the PCDH11X gene, found on the X chromosome, were at a much higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Women with a variant on one of their two X chromosomes also had a higher risk than those who didn’t, as did men with the variant on their single X chromosome.

“This is a very common genetic variant, and many women who had two copies of it did not have disease. But, overall, the odds were substantially greater that female patients with the disease did have two copies,” the study’s senior investigator, Steven Younki from the Mayo Clinic in the US, said in a press release at the time.

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Originally entitled: “Women’s brains are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s than men’s, studies suggest”

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealth andbeauty@gmail.com.

 




Newfound Brain/Lymph System Link May Lead to Better Health

By Stephen Feller | *UPI

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Researchers in Finland confirmed a suspected link between the brain and lymphatic system using new imaging technology to answer the question of brain fluid draining into the lymph system without a direct link between the two.

The research team at the University of Helsinki said the discovery could be significant for the way brain diseases and disorders are handled.

“We have recently discovered that in the eye, which is another immune-privileged organ previously considered to lack lymphatic circulation, there exists a lymphatic-like vessel,” Aleksanteri Aspelund,a researcher at the University of Helsinki, said in a press release. “This led us to investigate the lymphatic nature of the brain in more detail.” Although they had to develop an effective method of seeing the vessels, the researchers were able to find them in the meningeal linings of a mouse, following to where they drain out of the skull through the foramina at its base, alongside arteries, veins and cranial nerves.

The lymphatic vessels hadn’t been found before, said medical student Salli Antila, because unless you know what you’re looking for, it’s easy to miss them.

*Originally entitled: “Direct Link Between Brain, Lymph System Found in Humans”

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The study is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

 

Robert O'Leary 150x150Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealth andbeauty@gmail.com.




Humans’ Built-in GPS is our 3-D Sense of Smell

By University of California – Berkeley | Science Daily GPS-39254034_m-680x380-Modified

Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows.

While humans may lack the scent-tracking sophistication of, say, a search-and-rescue dog, we can sniff our way, blindfolded, toward a location whose scent we’ve smelled only once before, according to the UC Berkeley study published today (June 17) in the journal PLOS ONE.

Similar investigations have been conducted on birds and rodents, but this is the first time smell-based navigation has been field-tested on humans. The results evoke a GPS-like superpower one could call an “olfactory positioning system.”

“What we’ve found is that we humans have the capability to orient ourselves along highways of odors and crisscross landscapes using only our sense of smell,” said study lead author Lucia Jacobs, a UC Berkeley psychology professor who studies evolution and cognition in animals and humans.

Smell is a primitive sense that our early ancestors used for foraging, hunting and mating, among other skills necessary for survival. Early sailors and aviators gave anecdotal reports of using odors to navigate, but there have been no experiential scientific studies on this until now.

The process of smelling, or olfaction, is triggered by odor molecules traveling up the nasal passage, where they are identified by receptors that send signals to the olfactory bulb — which sits between the nasal cavity and the brain’s frontal lobe — and processes the information. A key to the connection between smell, memory and navigation is that olfactory bulbs have a strong neural link to the brain’s hippocampus, which creates spatial maps of our environment.

“Olfaction is like this background fabric to our world that we might not be conscious of, but we are using it to stay oriented,” Jacobs said. “We may not see a eucalyptus grove as we pass it at night, but our brain is encoding the smells and creating a map.”

Pigeons and rats, for example, are known to orient themselves using odor maps, or “smellscapes,” but sighted humans rely more heavily on visual landmarks, and so the study turned up some surprising results.

Two dozen young adults were tested on orientation and navigation tasks under various scenarios in which their hearing, sight or smell was blocked. The test location was a 25-by-20-foot room where 32 containers with sponges were placed at points around the edge of the room. Two of the sponges were infused with essential oils such as sweet birch, anise or clove.

In the smell-only experiment, study participants were led, one at a time, into the room wearing blindfolds, earplugs and headphones and walked in circles for disorientation purposes. They spent a minute at a specific point on the grid, where they inhaled a combination of two fragrances. After being walked in circles again for disorientation purposes, they were tasked with sniffing their way back to the starting point where they had smelled the two fragrances.

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Journal Reference:

  1. Lucia F. Jacobs, Jennifer Arter, Amy Cook, Frank J. Sulloway. Olfactory Orientation and Navigation in Humans. PLOS ONE, 2015; 10 (6): e0129387 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129387

 

Robert O'Leary 150x150Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealth andbeauty@gmail.com.




Can This DNA Hack Help You Stay Young Forever?

Source: DNews

Getting old is inevitable but can the key to staying young be in your DNA?

A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, as detailed April 30, 2015, issue of Science.

In the study, scientists at the Salk Institute and the Chinese Academy of Science found that the genetic mutations underlying Werner syndrome, a disorder that leads to premature aging and death, resulted in the deterioration of bundles of DNA known as heterochromatin.

The discovery, made possible through a combination of cutting-edge stem cell and gene-editing technologies, could lead to ways of countering age-related physiological declines by preventing or reversing damage to heterochromatin.

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Study Shows that Artemesinin with Iron Can Cure Breast Cancer in 16 Hours

By Boris Djuric |Newswire.net

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Editor’s Note: Cancer is the number 2 killer in the world (See https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/top-15-causes-of-death ) and breast cancer is the type of cancer that is most prominent among women (See https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/). So, this is big news and shows that we have more choices than those that are popular in mainstream media.

A new study suggests that artemesinin, a derivate of the sweet wormwood plant, in combination with Iron, can Kill 98 percent of Cancer Cells within 16 Hours.

According to a new study, published in an issue of Life Sciences, artemesinin – a derivative of the wormwood plant used in Chinese Medicine – can kill 98% of breast cancer cells in less than 16 hours. The study said the herb used alone caused a 28 percent reduction in breast cancer cells, however, when mixed with iron, sweet wormwood derivate called artemisin was able to eliminate cancer almost entirely, targeting cancer cells exclusively. In comparison, chemotherapy (cytostatic) targets all cells in the body, which negatively affects healthy cells.

According to Natural Society Internet magazine, sweet wormwood was used in the past as a powerful anti-malarial herb. Today, the sweet wormwood derivate artemisinin has been proven a strong immune buster that efficiently fights breast cancer.

The study explains that Iron accumulates in cancerous cells due to special receptors that help them in cell division, called transferrin receptors. Therefore, when Iron is given together with artemisinin it delivers the cure directly into the cancer cell, which dissolves instead of multiplying. That process of cell auto-destruction is called apoptosis.

“Taken together, our results demonstrate that the artemisinin disruption of the E2F1 transcription factor expression mediates the cell cycle arrest of human breast cancer cells and represents a critical transcriptional pathway by which artemisinin controls human reproductive cancer cell growth.”

The extract has been used for thousands of years in China to treat malaria, but bioengineers Henry Lai and Narendra Singh of the University of Washington, Seattle were the scientists who initially made the discovery that ancient the Chinese remedy could be a cure to breast cancer. This is yet another example of a natural herb causing cancerous cell apoptosis, the study concludes.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products and modalities since the early 1970’s, and he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist and father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive and safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England and “virtually” the world, through his new website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com

 

 

 
 

 




More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

By S. Karama, S. Ducharme, J. Corley, F. Chouinard-Decorte, J. M. Starr, J. M. Wardlaw, M. E. Bastin, I. J. Deary | www.sciencedigest.com | Originally titled: “Smoking Thins Vital Part of Brain” | Source: Based on materials provided by McGill University (Note: Materials may have been edited for content and length).

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Editor’s Note: Mental and physical decline is said to be a part of growing old, but this study shows that apparently some of your issues with memory, language, and perception may actually have to do with smoking. This is sobering news for smokers and those who work around people who smoke.

A major study shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness. Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

The study involved 244 male and 260 female subjects — five times larger than any previous similar research on smoking and cortical thickness. Their average age was 73. The test group included current smokers, ex-smokers and non-smokers. All of the subjects were examined as children in 1947 as part of the Scottish Mental Survey. Researchers used health data gathered during recent personal interviews with the subjects, and also analyzed data from MRI scans showing the current state of the subjects’ brain cortices.

“We found that current and ex-smokers had, at age 73, many areas of thinner brain cortex than those that never smoked. Subjects who stopped smoking seem to partially recover their cortical thickness for each year without smoking,” says the study’s lead author Dr. Sherif Karama, assistant professor of psychiatry at McGill University, psychiatrist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and an affiliate of the Montreal Neurological Institute. The apparent recovery process is slow, however, and incomplete. Heavy ex-smokers in the study who had given up smoking for more than 25 years still had a thinner cortex.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products and modalities since the early 1970’s, and he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist and father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive and safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England and “virtually” the world, through his new website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com

 




Despite Negativity in Our Media, Scientists Say There is Universal Human Bias for Positive Words

By Peter Sheridan Dodds et al |www.sciencedaily.com | Story is based on materials provided by University of Vermont. The original article was written by Joshua E. Brown. Note: Materials may have been edited for content and length. Originally titled: “F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew towards happiness: Universal human bias for positive words”

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Arabic movie subtitles, Korean tweets, Russian novels, Chinese websites, English lyrics, and even the war-torn pages of the New York Times — research examining billions of words, shows that these sources — and all human language — skews toward the use of happy words. This Big Data study confirms the 1969 Pollyanna Hypothesis that there is a universal human tendency to “look on and talk about the bright side of life.

In 1969, two psychologists at the University of Illinois proposed what they called the Pollyanna Hypothesis — the idea that there is a universal human tendency to use positive words more frequently than negative ones. “Put even more simply,” they wrote, “humans tend to look on (and talk about) the bright side of life.” It was a speculation that has provoked debate ever since.

Whether it’s Arabic movie subtitles, books in Chinese, Spanish Twitter, German websites, or music lyrics in English–a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by scientists at the University of Vermont and The MITRE Corporation, found a clear positive bias in human language. In other words, we–humanity– “use more happy words than sad words,” says mathematician Chris Danforth who co-led the new research. This graph shows distributions of perceived average word happiness from 24 sources in ten languages. Spanish is most skewed toward the positive and Chinese books the least–but all sources showed the same trend: humans tend to look on, and talk about, the bright side of life. The yellow and blue graphs, called histograms, each represent the 5000 most commonly used words from each source; yellow indicates positivity; blue indicates negativity.

Whether it’s Arabic movie subtitles, books in Chinese, Spanish Twitter, German websites, or music lyrics in English–a study published in the … Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by scientists at the University of Vermont and The MITRE Corporation, found a clear positive bias in human language. In other words, we–humanity– “use more happy words than sad words,” says mathematician Chris Danforth who co-led the new research. This graph shows distributions of perceived average word happiness from 24 sources in ten languages. Spanish is most skewed toward the positive and Chinese books the least–but all sources showed the same trend: humans tend to look on, and talk about, the bright side of life. The yellow and blue graphs, called histograms, each represent the 5000 most commonly used words from each source; yellow indicates positivity; blue indicates negativity.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products and modalities since the early 1970’s, and he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist and father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive and safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England and “virtually” the world, through his new website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com

 




Reinventing the Wheel, Just So the Greedy Can Patent & Profit from it: Focus on Alzheimer’s

By Robert O’Leary, J.D., BARA

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I have recently read 2 articles, and received a plea for pledges, regarding Alzheimers. So, I began to reflect upon how, and question why, in the quest to blaze new trails on which to diagnose or fight a disease, our scientific and research programs often do not look at the tools around them and fashion those tools to do the job just as well.

Even if they were willing to do so, it is highly unlikely any funding would be made available to test a naturally occurring substance or modality because it cannot be patented in its natural state.

Yet, conditions like Alzheimer’s are here and now, causing suffering for individuals and families, as well as loss of consortium, memories, and productivity. The book, “Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer’s”, by Meryl Comer, is said to chronicle the experience that she had as a caregiver for her husband, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 58 years. This story recounts what occurred in the 20 years after she gave up an award-winning journalistic career, and time as a television personality, to care for her husband as well as what she sees as the importance of making “our public conversation about the disease to be about earlier diagnosis, so our brain span can match our lifespan.” See https://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/press/meryl-comer-joins-diane-rehm- discuss-new-book-and-caregiving. This is just one story among millions…crying out for help…right now.

The organization, USAgainstAlzheimers informs us that 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. See USAgainstAlzhemiers.org/crisis. I received the above-mentioned plea from them. This organization has, as one of its stated goals, “Demand Action to Stop Alzheimer’s by 2020.” See USAgainstAlzheimers.org. It has advocated for Congress to fund more research in Alzheimer’s. And Congress did, indeed, increase spending in the most recent budget, by $25 million. See Mac McLean, “ALZ Gets Funding Boost: Federal Budget Increases Funding for Alzheimer’s Research”, The Bulletin, January 2, 2015, https://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/ 2737432-151/alz-gets-funding-boost

Yet, even with money rolling in, how long will it take to come up with (a) better diagnostic tests; and (b) a medicine that will either cure, or diminish the severity of, this condition. According to the online resource, medicinenet, it takes about 12 years for a medicine to get to market. See “Drug Approvals – From Invention to Market … A 12-Year Trip”,  https://www. medicinenet. com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9877. The cost of doing so, depending on who you talk to, is between $161 million and $2.6 billion!?! See Aaron E. Carroll, “2.6 Billion to Develop a Drug? New Estimate Makes Questionable Assumptions”, The New York Times, November 18, 2014, https://www.nytimes.com/ 2014/11/19/upshot/calculating-the-real-costs-of-developing-a-new-drug.html?abt=0002&abg=0

The two articles, that I mentioned above, were written by Dr. Joseph Mercola and are entitled, “Antiperspirants Can Make You Smell Worse, by Altering Armpit Bacteria” and “New Warning About Common Exposure That’s Likely Fueling Alzheimer’s”. See Joseph Mercola, “Antiperspirants Can Make You Smell Worse”, January 28, 2015, https://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2015/01/28/antiperspirants-alter-armpit-bacteria.aspx and Joseph Mercola, “New Warning About Common Exposure That’s Likely Fueling Alzheimer’s”, January 27, 2015, https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ archive/2015/01/27/glyphosate-gmo-pesticide-residue.aspx, respectively.

The first article has this pertinent quote: “Aluminum is also widely recognized as a neurotoxin, and Alzheimer’s patients typically have elevated levels of Aluminum in their brains. While there are other sources of Aluminum, antiperspirants are a major one, as most people use it on a daily basis.” See Joseph Mercola, “Antiperspirants Can Make You Smell Worse”, January 28, 2015, https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/28/ antiperspirants-alter-armpit-bacteria.aspx. The other article indicates how the herbicide, Glyphosphate, among other things has a substantial connection to Alzheimer’s.

So, it seems that we have some toxic biochemicals that may be causing or contributing to the high incidence of Alzheimer’s. What if we could have a way of detecting if any of these toxins are in the body and what effects they are having upon the body? And what if we had a way of taking that information and, having at our fingertips, some ways of neutralizing these toxins or purging them from the body?

And what if we had a way of predicting the indicators of Alzheimer’s months or years before it draws the veil over a loved one’s consciousness?

Well, we do have exactly that in the work of Sharry Edwards. You have heard me talk about her before. She is the founder of the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology in Albany, OH. She has trained many Soundhealth Practitioners, including yours truly, and she has focused some of her valuable time and expertise upon the condition of Alzheimer’s.

She has a software, on the subject of Alzheimer’s, called the “Grey Matter of Alzheimer’s” which evaluates the Frequency Equivalents (™) of biochemicals and toxins that might cause or contribute to Alzheimer’s. She bases her programs on the latest literature about Alzheimer’s and also based upon her experiences with clients as well as research information culled from the experiences of her practitioners.

Based upon this work, she has been able to determine certain frequency-based antidotes and protocols that are supportive of the body’s ability to manage and self-heal from this condition.

This software also may have the additional benefit of forecasting onset of an Alzheimer’s condition. Edwards showed this by analyzing, of all things, a phonograph record of President Ronald Reagan that he recorded in 1961. She recorded a part of this album into her various softwares, including the Grey Matter of Alzheimer’s Software and discovered mathematical, frequency-based evidence – that suggested he had the indicators of an Alzheimer’s condition – thirty years before they supposedly manifested. See Sharry Edwards, https://soundhealthinc.com/ political/Ronald_ Reagan. pdf

Edwards’research work is ongoing and you, the reader, can become a part of it because a public version of this software is available to the public. Edwards and her institute invite you to get the software, record voice prints for your family and friends, and send in the reports to her so that these prints will inform the ongoing research.

In fact, after I saw the articles, mentioned above, I heard from my teacher that she will be having a radio show, about this very software, and that during the show the names of 5 or more audience members will be drawn in order to win a copy of this software. I understand that this will take place, via internet, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, on Blog Talk Radio, at 6:00 P.M. EST. You can listen to the show by going to www.blogtalkradio.org or by clicking on the following links:

https://www.soundhealthoptions.com/#!happy-hour/c1a5v or

edwards/2015/02/03/the-gray-matter-of-alzheimers (Blog Talk Link) or

https://soundhealth.webex.com/mw0401lsp11/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=soundhealth (WebEx Link).

If you can’t manage to attend this radio show on Tuesday night, you can listen to a repeat of the show at the first or second link.

So, while big companies and greedy people waste their time reinventing the wheel because they seem to value profits over people and patents over peace of mind, let’s work with the “wheels” we have, get out on the road to better health, and arrive at to our destination of an Alzheimer’s-free world much, much faster.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Sound Health and Beauty, Human and Beauty, Human BioAcoustic Biology, Sonistry and Vocal Profiling are intended to benefit normal structure and function and are not prescribed as treatment for medical or psychological conditions, nor for diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals, nor to apply medical, mental health or human development principles. All issues are expressed in terms of frequency equivalents.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products and modalities since the early 1970’s, and he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist and father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive and safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England and “virtually” the world, through his new website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com (now mobile & tablet-ready, with a fresh new look). He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com




Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

By: Derek Henry | Natural News

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The numbers related to those who are diagnosed with cancer and who die from it are sickening, to the point that cancer is on the doorstep of knocking out heart disease as the number one killer in the United States.

It is estimated approximately that 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, and recent data shows that cancer claims at least 576,691 people per year, or nearly 23% of ALL deaths.

There are very few common threads among experts on what causes cancer, aside from obvious lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol. However, to think cancer is largely caused by one thing is a bit too simplistic…or is it? Turns out, it may not be that complicated.

A simple fungal infection can cause cancer

According to The Home Medical Encyclopedia, in 1963 about 50% of all Americans suffered from an “unrecognized” systemic fungal infection. These infections can be brought on by many different factors that alter the optimal state of our intestinal ecology, most notably antibiotics, birth control pills, excessive processed sugar and grain consumption, heavy metal contamination, xenoestrogens, alcohol, smoking, and chronic stress.

These factors, in combination with diets severely deficient in active enzymes and probiotics, have paved the way for the most prevalent fungal infection to take over, Candida Albicans. But how does a fungal problem like Candida lead to an eventual cancer diagnosis?

According to Dr. Robert Young: “Bacteria, yeast/fungi, and mold are not the cause of a cancerous condition but are the result and the evidence of cells and tissues biologically transforming from a healthy state into an unhealthy state.”

Dr. Young astutely observed that, “over-acidification of the body leads to the development of chronic yeast and fungal infections and ultimately a cancerous condition of the cells and tissues.” Further backing this theory is the understanding that yeasts like Candida are anaerobes – which means they generate their energy in the absence of oxygen.

Once in the blood stream, they can colonize in certain areas of the body and dramatically reduce oxygen levels. This results in local cells switching their energy system from oxygen based to one that doesn’t use oxygen. This is the system used by cancer cells, which do not use oxygen to generate their energy. Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize in 1931 for informing the world of this property of cancer cells and that oxygen was their enemy!

It has also been shown that beneficial bacteria in your intestine are known to direct up to 85 per cent of your immune response, to release anti-cancer vitamins (like biotin, B-12, folic acid, and vitamin K) from your foods and even to produce a compound (sodium butyrate), which causes cancer cells to self-destruct.

Beneficial bacteria don’t work well if the acidity of the gut increases, and they will be severely impaired in their anti-cancer function if you have a systemic Candida infection. The Mayo clinic has also confirmed that cancer is a fungus, can be caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late stage fungal infections. Johns Hopkins found that the drug Itraconazole, commonly used to treat toenail fungus, can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels commonly seen in cancers which allow metastases (spreading of cancer throughout the body) to occur.

Knowing these truths, is it any surprise that cancer is so rampant? How many people do you know that have:

  • Taken antibiotics (or any other prescription medication)
  • Used birth control pills
  • Eaten non-organic foods, high in sugars, grains (especially gluten) and starches (like potatoes)
  • Have metal dental fillings and have been vaccinated (exposed to mercury)
  • Consumed foods and beverages out of plastic containers
  • Drank beer, wine, or hard alcohol regularly
  • Consumed caffeine on a daily basis
  • Smoked cigarettes
  • Live with chronic underlying stress

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products and modalities since the early 1970’s, and he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist and father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive and safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England and “virtually” the world, through his new website, www.romayasoundhealth andbeauty.com (now mobile & tablet-ready, with a fresh new look). He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty @gmail.com

 




Harvard Study Links Autism To Pre-Natal Exposure To Air Pollution

by Lisa Winter | iflscience.com
A new study has strengthened the link between exposure to fine particulate matter in the air during pregnancy and the risk of a child developing autism. The link was particularly strong when the exposure occurred during the third trimester, and the risk increased when the amount of particulate matter increased. Raanan Raz of Harvard University is lead author on the paper, which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
These results build on several previous studies that have found a link between the risk of developing autism and exposure to environmental factors such as fine particulate matter during early childhood. This, however, is the first study to collect data across the United States, focusing on exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns during pregnancy. As a comparison, particles of dust typically range from 2.5-10 microns in diameter. However, there was not much of a correlation between autism risk and larger particles of this size.
The researchers analyzed data from 116,000 pregnant women from all 50 states who gave birth as far back as 1989. Of the resulting children, 245 were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Their prenatal exposure to particulate matter was compared to that of 1,522 developmentally typical children, who served as controls. The levels of prenatal exposure were determined based on where the expecting mothers recorded their residence before, after, and during each trimester of pregnancy. The researchers then used air quality data from the EPA for each of the corresponding times and locations. Exposure to high levels during the third trimester conferred the greatest amount of risk.
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The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

Editor’s Note: While you probably learned in school that the body communicates through its nerves using electricity, it has been found recently that the body really communicates through frequency. This gives some inkling as to how effective BioAcoustic Biology can be at supporting the individual’s self-healing ability, because this modality speaks the same language that the body does.

RosettaStoneHeart&Mind-27691061_m-680x380By Jill Mattson | OM Times

The Rosetta Stone of the Body Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta Stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health.

Science maintains that nerves communicate information to the far reaches of the body through electrical impulses. Thomas Heimburg , a Copenhagen university, biology and physics researcher questions this, “The physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must produce heat as they travel along the nerve, but experiments find no heat.” We need to rethink standard thinking about inter body communications via the nervous system.

Heimburg proposes that the nerves communicate information, but through sound waves. This controversial idea also explains how anesthesiology works – a mystery that has baffled scientists for years. Anesthetics change the melting point of nerve membranes so that they can’t propagate sound. Nerves are put on “stand by” and can’t report messages that the brain would interpret as pain. Do the nerves communicate pain and other things through sound waves?

John Beaulieu from BioSonics, links nerves and sound in an entirely new way. He believes that the high pitched, electrical ringing in one’s ears (a sound that comes and goes, not like tinnitus) is the sound of nerves communicating. By humming the sound heard in one’s ears, the sound can lesson or stop.

Sharry Edwards from BioAcoustics, believes tiny ear sounds reflect communications within the body, “Our ears create intrinsic sound waves” (scientific fact). Sound goes out the ears like a radio signal, broadcasting to the rest of the body. Is the language of the body numbers (of cycles of sound waves), expressed as frequencies or sounds?

This reflects the idea of Plato and Pythagoras who insisted that “all is number” (do they meaning we should count the number of sine waves of sound?). Edwards did this very thing. By observing body sounds Edwards discovered that when waves interact, the addition or subtraction representing wave cancellation or addition is impeccably accurate. In other words the processes that occur in the body (like digesting your food) operate like interacting sound waves. Further these numbers (gotten by counting sound waves) can be correlated to chemicals and biological formulas within the body.

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Robert O'Leary, JD BARA

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products and modalities since the early 1970’s, and he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist and father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive and safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England and “virtually” the world, through his new website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com

 




Everything You Are Is About Frequency… and Your DNA Is the Ultimate Antenna

Josh Richardson  |  ZenGardner.com

Your entire existence…all matter, all life, all experiences–everything owes its existence in the physical world to frequency. Absolutely everything is frequency. You cannot have an experience on this planet without attracting it through frequency. Every emotion, including love and hate tunes into a specific frequency. Health has a frequency. Disease has frequency. Your organs are each tuned to a specific frequency as is your entire body which resonates at its own frequency. You are a symphony of frequencies while you project yourself through this universe and create your physical reality. You are a master of your energy, and thus you are able to control everything you are, everything you do, everything you experience. From the day you are born until the day you die, nothing will ever change the fact that you are both a frequency emitter and receiver in flux with your internal and external environment.

DNA possesses two structural characteristics of fractal antennas, electronic conduction and self symmetry. Electrical conduction allows the movement of electrically charged particles within the body and that flow produces our life force.

Life itself as we know it is inextricably interwoven with geometric forms, from the angles of atomic bonds in the molecules of the amino acids, to the helical spirals of DNA, to the spherical prototype of the cell, to the first few cells of an organism which assume vesical, tetrahedral, and star (double) tetrahedral forms prior to the diversification of tissues for different physiological functions.

The molecules of our DNA, the cornea of our eye, snow flakes, pine cones, flower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, a nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within, the air we breathe, and all life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes.

Our human bodies on this planet all developed with a common geometric progression from one to two to four to eight primal cells and beyond.

The universe is more than 99.999% empty space, including our own bodies. All physical things are made of atoms which are mostly empty space. If the nucleus was the size of a marble, the electrons would be specks of dust a half mile away. Every physical thing has that much empty space in it. Inside that empty space is intelligence and frequency.

Almost everywhere we look, the mineral intelligence embodied within crystalline structures follows a geometry unfaltering in its exactitude. The lattice patterns of crystals all express the principles of mathematical perfection and repetition of a fundamental essence, each with a characteristic spectrum of resonances defined by the angles, lengths and relational orientations of its atomic components.

Golden ratio of segments in 5-pointed star (pentagram) were considered sacred to plato and pythagoras in their mystery schools. Note that each larger (or smaller) section is related by the phi ratio, so that a power series of the golden ratio raised to successively higher (or lower) powers are automatically generated

Fibonacci ratios appear in the ratio of the number of spiral arms in daisies, in the chronology of rabbit populations, in the sequence of leaf patterns as they twist around a branch, and a myriad of places in nature where self-generating patterns are in effect. The sequence is the rational progression towards the irrational number embodied in the quintessential golden ratio.

The world and the universe around us are filled with sacred geometry and the golden ratio. From seashells to the human body, from the cosmos to the atom, all forms are permeated with the shapes found in sacred geometry.While sacred geometry theories can be verified mathematically, it is also a field which holds much interest to many different religious communities who can find that it holds deep spiritual meaning for them. Scientists, archaeologists, mathematicians, and many spiritual seekers study sacred geometry as well.

The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but it turns out that so-called junk DNA plays critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health and consciousness because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.

As scientists delved into the “junk” — parts of the DNA that are not actual genes containing instructions for proteins — they discovered a complex system that controls genes. At least 80 percent of this DNA is active and needed. Another 15-17 percent has higher functions scientists are still decoding.

Most of the molecules in the body are electrical dipoles. These dipoles electronically function like transducers in that they are able to turn acoustic waves into electrical waves and electrical waves into acoustic waves.

A number of membrane proteins as well as DNA consist of helical coils, which may allow them to electronically function as inductor coils. Biological tissues may possess superconducting properties. If
certain membrane proteins and the DNA actually function as electrical inductors they may enable the cell to transiently produce very high electrical voltages.

Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below a certain voltage. Cells then don’t have enough energy to work correctly and amount of oxygen in cells drops, switching from aerobic (oxygen- available) metabolism to anaerobic (oxygen diminished) metabolism.

The natural properties of biomolecular structures enables cell components and whole cells to oscillate and interact resonantly with other cells. The cells of the body and cellular components possess the ability to function as electrical resonators.

Professor H. Frohlich has predicted that the fundamental oscillation in cell membranes occurs at frequencies of the order of 100 GHz and that biological systems possess the ability to create and utilize coherent oscillations and respond to external oscillations.

Because cell membranes are composed of dielectric materials a cell will behave as dielectric resonator and will produce an evanescent electromagnetic field in the space around itself. This field does not radiate energy but is capable of interacting with similar systems.

The applications of certain frequencies by frequency generating devices can enhance or interfere with cellular resonance and cellular metabolic and electrical functions. The changes in the degree that water is structured in a cell or in the ECM will affect the configurations and liquid crystal properties of proteins, cell membranes, organelle membranes and DNA.

Healthy tissues have more structured water than unhealthy tissues. Clinicians who recognize this fact have found that certain types of music, toning, chanting, tuning forks, singing bowls, magnetic waters, certain types of frequency generators, phototherapy treatments and homeopathic preparations can improve water structuring in the tissues and health when they are correctly utilized…

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Scientists Discover Virus That “Makes People Stupid”

Mike Barrett | Naturalsociety

virus that make people stupidHow would you feel if I told you that a virus could be responsible for depleting human intelligence? According to scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska, a virus that infects human brains could be making much of the population ‘stupid’.

It sounds a bit bizarre, but the scientists stumbled upon an algae virus never before observed in healthy people. The virus was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness by altering the gene expression of brain cells. So far, it has been found in about 45% of the 90 people tested.

While it was never found before in healthy individuals, the researchers have now found DNA in the throats of healthy people that matched the DNA of a virus known to infect green algae.

Dr Robert Yolken, a virologist who led the original study, said:

“This is a striking example showing that the ‘innocuous’ microorganisms we carry can affect behaviour and cognition. Many physiological differences between person A and person B are encoded in the set of genes each inherits from parents, yet some of these differences are fueled by the various microorganisms we harbour and the way they interact with our genes.”

The study abstract, found in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reads:

“Chloroviruses (family Phycodnaviridae) are large DNA viruses known to infect certain eukaryotic green algae and have not been previously shown to infect humans or to be part of the human virome. We unexpectedly found sequences homologous to the chlorovirus Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1 (ATCV-1) in a metagenomic analysis of DNA extracted from human oropharyngeal samples.

…The inoculation of ATCV-1 into the intestinal tract of 9–11-wk-old mice resulted in a subsequent decrease in performance in several cognitive domains, including ones involving recognition memory and sensory-motor gating. ATCV-1 exposure in mice also resulted in the altered expression of genes within the hippocampus. These genes comprised pathways related to synaptic plasticity, learning, memory formation, and the immune response to viral exposure.”

In February of 2013, I wrote a piece about how despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. That is to say, human intelligence is slowly declining. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations.

In that same piece, I reveal a number of other factors that could be depleting brain power. Check it out above.

Could the recent discovery of this human-infecting ‘stupid’ virus have to do with the slow decline in human intelligence? Or, do you think we’re actually getting smarter?
About Mike Barrett:
Google Plus Profile| Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

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Being Shown Pictures of Being Loved May Reduce Brain’s Response to Threat

Universityherald

brainResearchers from the University of Exeter found that when individuals are briefly presented pictures of others receiving emotional support and affection, the brain’s threat monitor, the amygdala, subsequently does not respond to images showing threatening facial expressions or words. This occurred even if the person was not paying attention to the content of the first pictures.

Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the brain response, researchers collected and analyzed data from 42 healthy individuals.

Their findings also suggest that being reminded of being loved and cared for dampens the threat response and may allow more effective functioning during, and activation of soothing resources after, stressful situations. This was particularly true for more anxious individuals

Previously, research has shown that brain responses to pain are reduced by similar reminders of being loved and cared for, but this is the first time the same has been shown for brain responses to threat.

“A number of mental health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are characterized by hypervigilance to threatening information, which is associated with excessive negative emotional responses, amygdala activation and a restricted ability to regulate these emotions and self-sooth,” Anke Karl, senior researcher of the study, said in a statement. “These new research findings may help to explain why, for example, successful recovery from psychological trauma is highly associated with levels of perceived social support individuals receive.”

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Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Sciencedaily

In this photo, UW students Darby Losey, left, and Jose Ceballos are positioned in two different buildings on campus as they would be during a brain-to-brain interface demonstration. The sender, left, thinks about firing a cannon at various points throughout a computer game. That signal is sent over the Web directly to the brain of the receiver, right, whose hand hits a touchpad to fire the cannon.Mary Levin, U of Wash. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Washington

In this photo, UW students Darby Losey, left, and Jose Ceballos are positioned in two different buildings on campus as they would be during a brain-to-brain interface demonstration. The sender, left, thinks about firing a cannon at various points throughout a computer game. That signal is sent over the Web directly to the brain of the receiver, right, whose hand hits a touchpad to fire the cannon.Mary Levin, U of Wash.
Credit: Image courtesy of University of Washington

Sometimes, words just complicate things. What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language?

University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to transmit the signals from one person’s brain over the Internet and use these signals to control the hand motions of another person within a split second of sending that signal.

At the time of the first experiment in August 2013, the UW team was the first to demonstrate two human brains communicating in this way. The researchers then tested their brain-to-brain interface in a more comprehensive study, published Nov. 5 in the journal PLOS ONE.

“The new study brings our brain-to-brain interfacing paradigm from an initial demonstration to something that is closer to a deliverable technology,” said co-author Andrea Stocco, a research assistant professor of psychology and a researcher at UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. “Now we have replicated our methods and know that they can work reliably with walk-in participants.”

Collaborator Rajesh Rao, a UW associate professor of computer science and engineering, is the lead author on this work.

The research team combined two kinds of noninvasive instruments and fine-tuned software to connect two human brains in real time. The process is fairly straightforward. One participant is hooked to an electroencephalography machine that reads brain activity and sends electrical pulses via the Web to the second participant, who is wearing a swim cap with a transcranial magnetic stimulation coil placed near the part of the brain that controls hand movements.

Using this setup, one person can send a command to move the hand of the other by simply thinking about that hand movement.

The UW study involved three pairs of participants. Each pair included a sender and a receiver with different roles and constraints. They sat in separate buildings on campus about a half mile apart and were unable to interact with each other in any way — except for the link between their brains.

Each sender was in front of a computer game in which he or she had to defend a city by firing a cannon and intercepting rockets launched by a pirate ship. But because the senders could not physically interact with the game, the only way they could defend the city was by thinking about moving their hand to fire the cannon.

Across campus, each receiver sat wearing headphones in a dark room — with no ability to see the computer game — with the right hand positioned over the only touchpad that could actually fire the cannon. If the brain-to-brain interface was successful, the receiver’s hand would twitch, pressing the touchpad and firing the cannon that was displayed on the sender’s computer screen across campus.

Researchers found that accuracy varied among the pairs, ranging from 25 to 83 percent. Misses mostly were due to a sender failing to accurately execute the thought to send the “fire” command. The researchers also were able to quantify the exact amount of information that was transferred between the two brains.

Another research team from the company Starlab in Barcelona, Spain, recently published results in the same journal showing direct communication between two human brains, but that study only tested one sender brain instead of different pairs of study participants and was conducted offline instead of in real time over the Web.

Now, with a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the UW research team is taking the work a step further in an attempt to decode and transmit more complex brain processes.

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