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Robot limbs to plug into the brain with light

Imagine a bionic arm that plugs directly into the nervous system, so that the brain can control its motion, and the owner can feel pressure and heat through their robotic hand. This prospect has come a step closer with the … Continue reading

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Pulses of light spark muscle movement

Pulses of light might one day restore normal muscle activity in people with cerebral palsy or paralysed limbs. That’s the hope of researchers now using the technique to control the leg muscles of mice. The work is part of a … Continue reading

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Scientists find link in humans between nerve cell production & memory

Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The research is the first to show such a link in humans. The findings, published … Continue reading

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