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Scientists at work on rewiring human brains

Brain scans to detect cancer

As the 9th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan approaches -- it's next Thursday -- the Pentagon is funding new research to deal with the type of traumatic brain injuries often suffered by soldiers.

The Department of Defense has granted $1.44 million to a program run by Pedram Mohseni at Case Western Reserve University and Randolph J. Nudo at Kansas University Medical Center. The two have been working for three years already on a method of essentially rewiring the human brain to bypass the parts that have been damaged.

Mohseni and Nudo say that the brain already has a system of attempting to circumvent damaged areas, and the work they're doing attempts to employ much of the same process of brain stimulation in order to help the brain help itself.

Also in this show, we talk to artist Nate Larson about Geolocation -- his pairing of tweets and photos of the geographical locale where those tweets were tweeted. See a couple examples.

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This is the only thing which is necessarily required in the medical department. The thing which remains under depth was the treatment of major diseases in brain. The diagnosis of the cancer in the brain can then be easily identified and removal of the affected part without harming the total brain can be possible through this procedures. The doctors are really appreciated for their work and need to think it earlier too.

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