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Scientists develop a brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton

August 28th, 2015 at 6:34 pm » Comments Off

Korea University and TU Berlin scientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) for a lower limb exoskeleton used for gait assistance by decoding specific signals from the user’s brain.

New discovery of vessels linking the brain to the immune system

August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 pm » Comments Off

New research has found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.  

Uber is being credited with the decline in California drunk driving deaths

August 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm » Comments Off

Uber along with  Mothers Against Drunk Driving released a study earlier this year taking credit for a decline in drunken driving-related car crashes among drivers under 30. It was called out for not producing enough evidence to make the connection.

Trees improve your health, and researchers develop tool to show exactly where cities should plant them

August 12th, 2015 at 6:46 pm » Comments Off

Pollution levels decrease and the health of people improves when cities plant trees. Studies show that America’s trees save thousands of lives a year, mainly by preventing breathing-related problems (they also make you feel like you have more money, if you’re into that sort of thing).

Leading scientists reveal secrets for reaching the age 100

August 12th, 2015 at 6:38 pm » Comments Off

Leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length in study participants up to 115 years of age. Statistical regression lines belonging to these groups are indicated by the same color as the data. (credit: Yasumichi Arai et al./EBioMedicine) According scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing in the U.K. and Keio University School of Medicine, they say they have cracked […]

Can old age be reversed by infusing blood from the young?

August 7th, 2015 at 8:02 pm » Comments Off

August 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray waited for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing and neurodegeneration. As a rule, the gatherings were forgettable affairs – the incremental nature of scientific […]

Scientists grow human mini-brains that are giving big insights into autism

July 31st, 2015 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Scientists first grew mini-hearts in a lab. Then they 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level.

Anti-inflammatory ‘smart drug’ activates only in high-inflammation areas

July 31st, 2015 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and the University of Colorado have developed a dynamic anti-inflammatory “smart” drug that can target specific sites in the body and could enhance the body’s natural ability to fight infection while reducing side effects.

How your smartphone may be able to detect if you are depressed

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm » Comments Off

A small new study finds that depression can be predicted just from smartphone data.  

Curing blindness by healing eyes and brain together with gene therapy

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:35 pm » Comments Off

Reversing blindness, repairing damaged cells int he eye and also rearranges the brain to help process the new information with gene therapy.  

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