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Acupuncture Effects Observed in the Brain

Acupuncture Effects Observed in the Brain

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A joint research team of South Korean and American researchers has scientifically proven the effects of acupuncture by observing changes to brain structure. Researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine and the Harvard Medical School announced Thursday that they had verified the hypothesis that acupuncture heals the senses [...]

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

DAEJEON, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) announced on Wednesday that it has found an explanation for brain cell activity that results in preference for a certain location. In sum, memories of preferred locations are created while astrocytes in the brain combine with opioids, compounds that are known to cause [...]

Perception of Age Affects Actual “Age” of Brain: Study

Perception of Age Affects Actual “Age” of Brain: Study

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that senior citizens who think of themselves as being younger than their actual age have “younger” brains than those who regard themselves as older than their real age. According to research conducted by professor Choi Jin-yeong of Seoul National University published in the international [...]

Scientists Boost Effectiveness of Drugs for Brain Diseases with Ultrasound

Scientists Boost Effectiveness of Drugs for Brain Diseases with Ultrasound

DAEJEON, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Scientists from the DGMIF (Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation) have successfully increased the effects of brain disease treatment by using ultrasound to stimulate the blood-brain barrier (BBB).  According to the team, the BBB regulates drugs or metabolites flowing into the central nervous system (CNS), thus reducing the effects of therapeutic [...]

Korean Researchers Develop Standard Brain Image Model for Korean Elderly

Korean Researchers Develop Standard Brain Image Model for Korean Elderly

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of neuropsychiatry scientists from Seoul National University Hospital in Bundang has developed a standard brain model for Korea’s elderly population, after analyzing the MRI results of 96 citizens over the age of 60 without brain-related illnesses.  According to the team, the shape and size of an average [...]