Category: Science

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Medical xPress | Source URL Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3-D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3-D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform for specialized cells that are […]

Science fiction becomes reality: Researchers ‘transfer memories’ between animals in research that could help to unlock how we store them in our own brains

Victoria Allen | The Daily Mail | Source URL It is a nightmarish science fiction scenario, in which two people’s memories can be swapped between their brains. But fiction has become reality, after neuroscientists were able to transfer a memory from one animal into another. The memory was the recollection […]

Would YOU share your DNA with the government? US wants a million people to share their genetic data and health habits in controversial experiment

AP via Daily Mail | Source URL Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the […]

This A.I. literally reads your mind to re-create images of the faces you see

Luke Dormehl | Digital Trends | Source URL Google’s artificial intelligence technology may sometimes seem like it’s reading our mind, but neuroscientists at Canada’s University of Toronto Scarborough are literally using A.I. for that very purpose — by reconstructing images based on brain perception using data gathered by electroencephalography (EEG). […]

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory ’15 per cent’

Henry Bodkin The Telegraph A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent. The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if […]