A research team from the University of Houston have created an human-machine interface that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only … Continue Reading World’s first non-invasive brain-machine interface successfully controls neuroprosthesis in human trials.
Depression affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide and poses a major public health challenge, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers have discovered an unconventional way that serotonin is … Continue Reading New source of serotonin in the brain found and the effects on SSRI’s identified.
Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to an opensource study in the Journal of Virology. … Continue Reading Using camel antibodies to protect humans from MERS, POC study successful.
Researchers from the University of Bern have discovered a mechanism that is responsible for the level of chronic pain in the brain. The results of this study point to new … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map chronic pain memory in the brain.
Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have described the presence of mutations in the MDH2 gene, in a family with very rare neuroendocrine tumours associated with a … Continue Reading Researchers identify point of epigenetic mutation of hereditary neuroendocrine tumours.
In their latest neuroimaging study on women at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, York University researchers have found deterioration in the pathways that serve to communicate signals between different brain regions … Continue Reading Alzheimer’s neuroimaging study notes deterioration in communication pathways for women at risk.
A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete … Continue Reading Researchers develop the first fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use.
Researchers at Georgia State University have found that brown fat tissue, the body’s ‘good fat’, communicates with the brain through sensory nerves. The team state that this good fat is … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the communication pathway between the brain and brown fat.
A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital, perhaps needing ventilators to breathe, even while their family and friends … Continue Reading Epigenetic mutation helps explain why, in rare cases, flu can kill.
In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, researchers from Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and The Department of Veterans Affairs found those … Continue Reading First large-scale longitudinal study links PTSD to heart disease.
A small neuroimaging study suggests prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study links prenatal air pollution exposure to impaired neurodevelopment.
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, state researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost … Continue Reading Radio-controlled nanobots open the blood-brain barrier just the right amount in murine studies.
After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the atrophy of the part … Continue Reading Harmonized neuroimaging protocol for measuring early sign of Alzheimer’s has been developed.
Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a … Continue Reading New non-invasive bioimaging can detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes.
More than 60 percent of the world’s population is infected with a type of herpes virus called human cytomegalovirus. The virus replicates by commandeering the host cell’s metabolism but the … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown mechanism of infection by herpes cytomegalovirus.
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumour tissue by crippling the cells’ energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, state researchers … Continue Reading Selective mitochondrial chemotherapy, decimates brain tumours and headed for human trials.