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  • Awakening stem cells to unlock the brain’s regenerative potential

    Awakening stem cells to unlock the brain’s regenerative potential

    Two genes, Hes1 and Ascl1, control the sleeping and waking of adult neural stem cells and their expression fluctuates in waves. Credit: Kyoto University/Robin Hoshino SOURCE The human body has powerful healing abilities. But treating brain disorders is no easy task, as brain cells—neurons—have limited ability to regenerate. Nonetheless, stem […]

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  • HoloLens Guides Surgery Operations

    HoloLens Guides Surgery Operations

     SOURCE Surgeons can use HoloLens to display CT and MRI scans as 3D images! Numerous examples exist of doctors and surgeons using HoloLens to plan surgeries. The device has even been used to view reference images during a procedure and stream it to a remote audience. Until recently, it has […]

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  • Paralysed man moves arm using power of thought in world first

    Paralysed man moves arm using power of thought in world first

     SOURCE Neuroprosthetic procedure first in world to restore brain-controlled reaching and grasping in man paralysed from the neck down A man who was paralysed from below the neck after crashing his bike into a truck can once again drink a cup of coffee and eat mashed potato with a fork, […]

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  • Multiregional brain on a chip

    Multiregional brain on a chip

     SOURCE January 14, 2017 Model allows researchers to study how diseases like schizophrenia impact different regions of the brain simultaneously By Leah Burrows (CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts) – Harvard University researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain.  The in vitro model was […]

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