Snails are not exactly what you would call intelligent, but their brains might prove a good model for designing artificial robot brains. A new study from researchers at the University of Sussex shows […]
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For the first time, an amazing new technique in microscopy lets scientists watch cellular-scale events in real time 3D, with no damage to the sample.
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New spinal implant restores movement in paralyzed rats, and does so without destroying the spine in the process.
A watershed moment for medicine, as a German study show that embryonic stem cells can be used to grow a spinal cord in the lab.
The continuing march of bionic sensing technology is near to changing not just the lives of amputees, but of everyone.
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For the first time, scientists think they've identified a new type of neuron that could regrow neurons.
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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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An important new breakthrough in cell biology could let researchers look deeper into the lives of cells than ever before.
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A team of Yale researchers, led by a then-undergraduate student, have made an astonishing step forward in brain science. The (perhaps unsettling) breakthrough allows scientists to use a medical imaging machine and a […]
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Recently announced, the OpenWorm project looks to kickstart our creative side by exploiting our comprehensive understanding of c. elegans to let us make a nematode from scratch.
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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