Skip to content

MonthOctober 2016

New brain-computer interface restores the sense of touch in the hand of a paralyzed man.

Touch is essential for hand use, however, brain-controlled prosthetic limbs have not been endowed with this critical sense.  Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh develops a … Continue Reading New brain-computer interface restores the sense of touch in the hand of a paralyzed man.

Neuroimaging shows that astrocytes are responsible for joining the 2 halves of the brain together.

A significant milestone in the evolution of the mammalian brain is the emergence of the corpus callosum, which is exclusively present in placental mammals.  This commissure forms the largest axon … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows that astrocytes are responsible for joining the 2 halves of the brain together.

Study shows that fat cells which amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar.

When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body’s white fat become beige, a colour change which reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells … Continue Reading Study shows that fat cells which amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar.

Researchers successfully treat congenital disease in unborn mice via drug delivery to amniotic fluid.

Congenital disease, estimated to cause the death of 276,000 infants within the first month of life each year across the globe, also causes childhood illness and long-term disability. Prenatal screening … Continue Reading Researchers successfully treat congenital disease in unborn mice via drug delivery to amniotic fluid.