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Human Stem Cells Fixed Mice’s Brains

A research team from Rochester University in New York lead by Steven Goldman has successfully injected human brain stem cells into mice suffering from lack of myelin and cured them. The mice, showing symptoms like shivering and early death, had ...

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The New ‘Chatter Box’

Psychologists at The University of Manchester, working together with a team from the University’s School of Computer Science, have developed a powerful super computer to mimic the part of the brain that controls speech and language functions to better understand ...

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Robotic Rats Will Aid in Rescue Missions

Robotic Rats Will Aid in Rescue Missions

Scientists from Europe, Israel, and the USA are developing ‘robotic rats’ that will be able to aid in rescue operations and carry out planetary research missions. Nine research groups from seven countries are collaborating on this initiative, which was recently ...

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Mind Controlled Bionic Limbs

Mind Controlled Bionic Limbs

In the George Lucas classic Star Wars, hero Luke Skywalker’s arm is severed and amputated during a lightsaber fight and consequently fitted with a bionic arm that he can use as if it were his own limb. At the time ...

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Getting Out of the Loop of Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting Out of the Loop of Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists from UCLA recently pinpointed a possible physical origin of Alzheimer’s disease. The amyloid-beta protein has long been known to clump in the brain and be involved in the progression of the disease. The UCLA team identified a loop in ...

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Rewarding Relief

Scientists have drawn a connection between the responsiveness to placebo treatment and reward anticipation. In an article published in Nature magazine, scientists from the University of Michigan showed that volunteers who were strongly affected by a placebo treatment showed high ...

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Killing Cancer Cells Using Electrical Field

Killing Cancer Cells Using Electrical Field

A group of scientists headed by Yoram Palti from the Technion Institute in Israel, succeeded in killing dividing cells without harming non-dividing ones using electrical charges. It turns out that an electrical field in a small enough voltage doesn’t damage ...

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It’s a Kind of Magic – Computerized Telekinesis

It’s a Kind of Magic – Computerized Telekinesis

“NeuroSky” – a California-based company has developed video games, which can be controlled by… your brain. The technology, which sounds as if it came straight off the pages of a science fiction novel, is in fact based on recent developments ...

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Keeping Our Memories Fresh

What keeps our long term memories viable? Little is known about the way the long term memories are kept in the brain. Does memorizing something new can be compared to writing text on a paper, making it stay forever or ...

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