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Smart Clothesvideo

An Elastic Fiber Set to Revolutionize Smart Clothes

It’s a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny fibers developed at EPFL are made of elastomer and can incorporate materials like...
multiple sclerosis

Researchers Find Potential Path to Repair Nerves Damaged by Multiple Sclerosis

Findings A UCLA study found that gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions of the body can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach...
Surgical Robot

Sensor-Enhanced Surgical Robot Enables Highly Precise and Safe Spinal Operations

Within the scope of the project entitled "Towards Intelligent Sensor-enhanced Robotic Neurosurgery", Andreas Raabe from the Department of Neurosurgery at Inselspital, Bern University Hospital,...
nervous system

Researchers Find Immune Cells Help Rebuild Damaged Nerves

Immune cells are normally associated with fighting infection, but in a new study scientists have discovered how they also help the nervous system clear...
sponge

In the Beginning There Was the Sponge

Which came first – the sponges or the comb jellies? The consensus view among taxonomists has long been that the sponges (Porifera) represent the...
sleeping virus

Hush, Little Virus, Don’t Say a Word: How Princeton Scientists Investigate...

While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate, Princeton scientists are trying to understand...
Epidural analgesia

Research Rebuts Idea That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Epidural analgesia — a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by a catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine — is the...
Trench Foot

Trench Foot Discovery could Pave the Way for New Treatments

Trench Foot, or non-freezing cold injury, was first described during the First World War, when soldiers fighting in Europe were plagued by the painful...
Corneal Anesthesia

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise

A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage...
Tumor Syndromes

Study Provides Insight into Link Between Two Rare Tumor Syndromes

Findings UCLA researchers have discovered that timing is everything when it comes to preventing a specific gene mutation in mice from developing rare and fast-growing...
nervous system

Nerve-guiding ‘Labels’ May One Day Help Re-form Broken Nervous Connections

Scientists have identified a large group of biological ‘labels’ that guide nerves to ensure they make the correct connections and control different parts of...
Multiple sclerosis

Yale University, Cambridge Scientists Discover Process They Hope Will Lead to...

Scientists from Yale University and the University of Cambridge in England have teamed up to develop a potential cure for multiple sclerosis. It’s the first...
prosthetic limbs

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s...
respiratory reflexes

Researchers Show How Diesel Fumes Could Cause ‘Flare Up’ of Respiratory...

The study, led by researchers at Imperial College London, is the first to demonstrate a mechanism by which diesel exhaust particles, a major component...
robotic drill

Get Ready: Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine...
nervous system

Study Overturns Seminal Research about the Developing Nervous System

Findings New research by scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA overturns a long-standing paradigm about...
transplanted hand

Patient Makes Dramatic Recovery from Amputation to Transplanted Hand

In October 2016, Jonathan Koch, a 51-year-old entertainment executive from Los Angeles, underwent a 17-hour procedure to replace the hand he lost to a...
neuropathic pain

Group Investigates How Phototherapy Combats Neuropathic Pain

Low-level laser therapy has been shown by recent studies to be a non-invasive and effective alternative for treating neuropathic pain, a chronic condition caused...
parasitic fish

Parasitic Fish Offer Evolutionary Insights

Lamprey are slimy, parasitic eel-like fish, one of only two existing species of vertebrates that have no jaw. While many would be repulsed by...
tooth erosion, Alzheimer's Disease, high blood pressure, chronic disease, Anti-ageing, pancreatic cancer

New Target Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure could be more effectively controlled as new target for treatment is discovered New more effective treatments for high blood pressure could be possible...