Advance spreads optimism for gene therapy approach
After 15 years in a vegetative state with no signs of consciousness a man is now showing minimal signs of “waking” following the implantation of an experimental nerve stimulation device into his chest.
We’re talking Ghost in the Shell type of stuff.
Using principles similar to those deployed in large hydroelectric power plants, a team of Chinese researchers has developed a tiny nanogenerator that can potentially sit inside a vein and generate electricity from blood rushing through it.
The new smartphone app, called Pupilscreen, could be used to detect concussions on the battlefield or the sidelines of a football field.
Advances over the last decade have led to a swift rise in research surrounding transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and its therapeutic effects. A new study demonstrates how TMS, in conjunction with a VR experience, can help alleviate anxiety disorders, helping people “unlearn” fears.
The emerging field of soft robotics is helping to make robots safer, but recreating muscle is no easy task. Now, mechanical engineers from Columbia University have developed a synthetic soft muscle that’s much more simple to make and run than others, and is stronger than the real thing.
Medical techniques for looking inside our bodies have come a long way , but in the future it looks like doctors may be able to see absolutely everything going on under our skin.
The discovery that Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells suggests a potential treatment for glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.
The MasSpec Pen is a simple handheld device that could reduce tissue analysis times from 30 minutes to a mere 10 seconds without harming…