Scientists Come Closer to Finding Out What Consciousness Looks Like in the Brain 

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Most of the time, it’s easy to tell when someone is consciously aware. But there are many tragic cases when it’s unclear whether a person who is unresponsive after a serious brain injury is truly no longer conscious. That ambiguity can raise ethical questions about how to manage or ultimately end such a person’s…

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https://gizmodo.com/scientists-come-closer-to-finding-out-what-consciousnes-1832406961

Brain-Destroying Prions Also Spread Through Victims’ Eyes

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One of the strangest things that can sicken us—a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion—is even scarier than we knew. Researchers were able to find the prions responsible for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), the most common prion disease in people, seeded everywhere in the eyes of…

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https://gizmodo.com/brain-destroying-prions-also-spread-through-victims-eye-1830545293