In another amazing feat, the brain can measure time continuously, keeping the person aware of how long they have performed a certain task, such as eating or sleeping. This exact … Continue Reading Long hypothesized, elusive neuron finally discovered.
At the inception of human evolution, a symbiotic bacterial parasite was acquired and incorporated as part of the body, a million years on this parasite is now known as our … Continue Reading Orally-ingestible pill tests the microbiome at any stage of the gastrointestinal tract.
Speech is a complex process involving both motions of the mouth and vibrations of folded tissues, called vocal cords, within the throat. However, if the vocal cords sustain injuries or … Continue Reading ‘Stick-on’ artificial throat converts motion into speech.
Existing in its own universe, controlling and caring for its host, the human gut contains trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, responsible for digesting food and regulating the immune … Continue Reading Gut microbiota protect against neurologic damage from viral infections.
Researchers have long been using the field of optogenetics, a biological technique involving the use of light to control cells in living tissue, typically neurons, which have been engineered to … Continue Reading Researchers wirelessly hack master gene using nanophotonics.
One of the greatest failures in drug treatments is adherence with many patients currently being treated with several different medications at fixed intervals, which can increase the risk of doses … Continue Reading Synthetic DNA controls release of active ingredients from drugs.
Direct brain-to-brain interfaces (BBIs) in humans are computer interfaces combining neuroimaging and neurostimulation to extract and share information between brains, allowing direct brain-to-brain communication. The potential for BBIs able to … Continue Reading Brain-to-brain interface allows multiple people to problem solve together using only their minds.
Mining the gut microbiota, the trillions of microbes living in our digestive system is a promising approach for developing new sensors providing a response to disease and abnormalities in the … Continue Reading Bacteria containing DNA computer provides diagnostics for the gut microbiota.
Cancer immunotherapy, which uses the body’s immune defenses to fight cancer, has transformed cancer treatment over the past decade, however, only a handful of solid tumors have responded to treatment, … Continue Reading Synthetic bacteria delivers nanobodies to kill cancer.