Australian scientists said Thursday they had successfully implanted a "world first" bionic eye prototype, describing it as a major breakthrough for the visually impaired.
Ophthalmology Aug 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—When the mind is at rest, the electrical signals by which brain cells communicate appear to travel in reverse, wiping out unimportant information in the process, but sensitizing the cells ...
Neuroscience Mar 19, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In many cases, a delay occurs between the time you are presented information and the time you respond with an action or decision. Most of us call it a thought, while some scientists call it working memory.
Neuroscience Dec 21, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 1 |
There's a 3-D world in our brains. It's a landscape that mimics the outside world, where the objects we see exist as collections of neural circuits and electrical impulses.
Neuroscience Jan 06, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Neurons come in an astounding assortment of shapes and sizes, forming a thick inter-connected jungle of cells. Now, UCL neuroscientists have found that there is a simple pattern that describes the tree-like shape of all neurons.
Neuroscience Jun 20, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 2 |
The hippocampus represents an important brain structure for learning. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich discovered how it filters electrical neuronal signals through an input ...
Neuroscience Sep 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—A thin, flexible electrode developed at the University of Michigan is 10 times smaller than the nearest competition and could make long-term measurements of neural activity practical at ...
Neuroscience Nov 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research, published in the 17 November issue of the scientific ...
Neuroscience Nov 16, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 2 |
For more than 20 years, doctors have been using cells from blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after childbirth to treat a variety of illnesses, from cancer and immune disorders to blood ...
Medical research Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
For scientists who study the genetics of hearing and deafness, finding the exact genetic machinery in the inner ear that responds to sound waves and converts them into electrical impulses, the language of ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 5 |
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have reprogrammed ordinary heart cells to become exact replicas of highly specialized pacemaker cells by injecting a single gene (Tbx18)–a major step forward in the decade-long search ...
Medical research Dec 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Edinburgh and Dundee have shed new light on the way that the brain protects itself from harm when 'running on empty.'
Neuroscience Oct 17, 2011 | 4 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—When brain cells are overwhelmed by an influx of too many calcium molecules, they shut down the channels through which these molecules enter the cells. Until now, the "stop" signal mechanism that cells ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A virtual heart, developed at The University of Manchester, is revealing new information about one of the world's most common heart conditions.
Cardiology Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new therapy could help suppress tremors in people with Parkinson's disease, an Oxford University study suggests.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Feb 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |