Archive: 26/08/2011

Helping neurons stay on track

The complex inner wiring of the brain is coordinated in part by chemical guidance factors that help direct the interactions between individual neurons. As growing cells extend their axons outward, these tendrils are simultaneously ...

Aug 26, 2011
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Hand-held unit to detect cancer in poorer countries

An engineering researcher and a global health expert from Michigan State University are working on bringing a low-cost, hand-held device to nations with limited resources to help physicians detect and diagnose cancer.

Aug 26, 2011
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Sensor chip for monitoring tumors

A chip implant may soon be capable of monitoring tumors that are difficult to operate on or growing slowly. Medical engineers at Technische Universitaet Muenchen have developed an electronic sensor chip that can determine ...

Aug 26, 2011
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Mapping the brain

The brain of a mouse measures only 1 cubic centimeter in volume. But when neuroscientists at Harvard’s Center for Brain Science slice it thinly and take high-resolution micrographs of each slice, that tiny brain turns ...

Aug 26, 2011
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