Human augmentation is the attempt to temporarily or permanently enhance the human body through natural or artificial means. More commonly cybernetics and/or enabling human-computer interfaces are used to improve the … Continue Reading Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.
It is known that HIV, the causative agent of AIDS, is severely species restricted, and, to date, only humans and chimpanzees have been shown to be susceptible to infection. Human … Continue Reading First-ever study proves HIV targets & replicates in human macrophages.
Mobility after paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is primarily achieved by substituting the lost function with a wheelchair. However, the sedentary lifestyle associated with excessive wheelchair reliance can … Continue Reading Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.
Sickle cell disease is inherited. It primarily affects people of African descent, including about one in every 500 African Americans born in the U.S. The defect causes the oxygen-carrying red … Continue Reading Researchers validate non-chemotherapy based cure for sickle cell in adults.
A research group from Helmholtz Zentrum München has developed an assay whereby mini-breasts in-a-dish can be grown, with cultured human breast epithelial cells rebuilt into the three-dimensional tissue architecture of the … Continue Reading Researchers grow mini breast-in-a-dish, provide breakthrough in breast cancer proliferation.
Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have achieved allograft control through a ‘brain-to-brain interface’. The team have developed a technique which allowed them to control a living cockroach … Continue Reading Researchers successfully control a cockroach via a brain-to-brain interface.
The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
Crucial bodily functions like heart rate, blood flow, breathing and digestion are regulated by the neurovascular unit. The neurovascular unit is made up of the blood–brain barrier, blood vessels, microglia … Continue Reading The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is often likened to a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open. Now, researchers at the University of Montreal … Continue Reading New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the … Continue Reading Researchers discover previously unknown transitional stem cell.
World’s first non-invasive brain-machine interface successfully controls neuroprosthesis in human trials.
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.
New precision medicine ‘edits’ sickle cell gene and allows researchers to regrow normal blood cells.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, and then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells, … Continue Reading New precision medicine ‘edits’ sickle cell gene and allows researchers to regrow normal blood cells.
Someone wearing a smartwatch can look at a calendar or receive e-mails without having to reach further than their wrist. However, the interaction area offered by the watch face is … Continue Reading iSkin customisable sensors turn skin into a touch-sensitive interaction space for mobile devices.
Researchers at the University of Alberta and Beijing Genomics Institute have found that human betaretrovirus (HBRV) infection is commonly observed in the cells of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a … Continue Reading Researchers solve 40-year-old mystery of betaretrovirus infection in humans.
Researchers have known that transplanted human umbilical cord cells (HUCBCs) can have a restorative effect on the brain and brain function following a stroke. However, just how the cells exert … Continue Reading Precision medicine used to counteract oxidative stress in stroke animal model.
Epigenetic signals help determine which genes are activated at which time in a given cell. A novel analytical method enables systematic characterization of the relevant epigenetic tags, and reveals that … Continue Reading Scientists begin to hone Precision Epigenetics.
The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats, suggests a study led by researchers from the Robert … Continue Reading Researchers investigate animal host for the origin of the West African Ebola epidemic.