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Prosthetic Limbvideo

Amputees Feel as Though Their Prosthetic Limb Belongs to Their Body

The famous idiom “seeing is believing” is not enough to help amputees with the use of their prosthetic limb. Many amputees opt out of...
wearable brain scanner

First Language Study Using New Generation of Wearable Brain Scanner

Scientists have carried out the first study of human cognition using a new generation of brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet....
skin cells

Researchers Make Mini-Brains from Skin

By reprogramming skin cells to become brain cells, researchers have managed to cultivate lots of mini human brains. Some of them have begun to...
Brain trauma

Brain Trauma Detected by a Drop of Blood

Every year in Europe, three million people are admitted to hospital because of a suspicion of mild traumatic brain injury. However, 90% of these patients...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
exercise

15-Minutes of Exercise Creates Optimal Brain State for Mastering New Motor...

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s...
HIV-associated heart disease, robots, dementia and stroke, fatty liver, stroke, sleeping sickness, Sight Loss

Drug Hope for Dementia and Stroke

Studies with rats found the treatment can reverse changes in blood vessels in the brain associated with the condition, called cerebral small vessel disease. Treatment...
Brain Tumours

Unlocking New Insight into Brain Tumours Using Neuroscience

The brain is the most complex organ in our bodies, controlling almost everything we do. Our ability to breathe, our earliest memories and deepest...
nerve cells

Direct Conversion of Non-Neuronal Cells into Nerve Cells

It was already in 2012 that a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals That May Drive Disease Progression Revealed

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research collaboration, including University of...
machine-learning algorithm

Faster Analysis of Medical Images

Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical...
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Preventive Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years...
Alzheimer’s disease

Memory Processes Depend on Protein ‘Off-Switch’ – Could Lead to New...

Memory and learning depend on a protein 'off-switch' in the brain - new University of Warwick research Arc protein increases rapidly in the...
hearing aid

A First Step to Tomorrow’s Hearing Aid

This is the first step towards developing a brain-controlled hearing aid. A hearing aid basically enhances all the sounds in our surroundings. This means, for...
cognitive aging

Why People Become More Prone to Distraction with Age

lder adults appear more easily distracted by irrelevant information than younger people when they experience stress or powerful emotions — and a specific network...
Calcium-based MRI sensor

Calcium-Based MRI Sensor Enables More Sensitive Brain Imaging

MIT neuroscientists have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that allows them to monitor neural activity deep within the brain by tracking...
Oriental latrine blowflyvideo

Blowfly Uses Saliva to Keep Cool

On warm days the Oriental latrine blowfly (Chrysomya megacephala) keeps cool by moving a droplet of saliva repeatedly in and out of its buccal...
unwitnessed strokes

Imaging May Allow Safe tPA Treatment of Patients with Unwitnessed Strokes

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to a significant expansion in the number of stroke patients who can safely...
neural network

Machine-Learning System Processes Sounds like Humans Do

Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory...