Neuro-conductive metal liquid lets researchers reconnect severed nerves

April 29, 2014 1 min read


A new bio-compatable liquid metal has been shown to efficiently carry neural signals, offering hope for repairing severed or damaged neurons.

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New prosthetic hand can feel, not just touch

December 05, 2013 1 min read

Hand

Recent years have brought huge advances in prosthetics, but there is still much work to be done in replicating the intricacy of the human hand. Scientists have developed ways to let patients control […]

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Software engineer rewired to use bionic leg controlled by thought

September 26, 2013 1 min read


Back in 2009, software engineer Zac Vawter lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. But today, unless he’s wearing shorts you probably wouldn’t be able to tell one of his legs isn’t […]

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Scientists locate and remove specific neuron that causes itching

April 23, 2013 1 min read

Cat itching

Have you ever wondered what causes you to itch? Sure, an outside stimulus coming into contact with your skin will do the trick, but why are you suddenly itchy when you’re pretty sure […]

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