Snails might be the key to making artificial robot brains

June 06, 2016 1 min read

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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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High-speed 3D microscope: biology moves from photo to video

January 23, 2015 1 min read


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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Flexible spinal implant heals paralysis in rats

January 12, 2015 1 min read


New spinal implant restores movement in paralyzed rats, and does so without destroying the spine in the process.

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Spinal cord has successfully been grown in a lab

November 28, 2014 1 min read


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.

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Texture-sensing bionic hand kicks off era of true transhumanism

October 10, 2014 1 min read


The continuing march of bionic sensing technology is near to changing not just the lives of amputees, but of everyone.

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Newly discovered neuron could repair the brain, make us smarter

June 05, 2014 1 min read


For the first time, scientists think they've identified a new type of neuron that could regrow neurons.

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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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A holy grail for DNA: MIT creates the first working genetic MRI

March 27, 2014 1 min read


An important new breakthrough in cell biology could let researchers look deeper into the lives of cells than ever before.

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Mind-reading breakthrough can recreate the faces you see in your brain

March 26, 2014 1 min read


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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OpenWorm looks to simulate life, with your help

May 06, 2013 1 min read

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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.

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Scientists locate and remove specific neuron that causes itching

April 23, 2013 1 min read

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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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