Medical research

Regrowing knee cartilage with an electric kick

UConn bioengineers successfully regrew cartilage in a rabbit's knee, a promising hop toward healing joints in humans, they report in the 12 January issue of Science Translational Medicine.

Biomedical technology

The free-energy principle explains the brain

The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan, along with colleagues, has shown that the free-energy principle can explain how neural networks are optimized for efficiency. Published in the scientific journal Communications ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's a pulse oximeter? Should I buy one to monitor COVID at home?

Having a low level of oxygen in the blood is an early sign of worsening COVID. But not everyone gets obvious symptoms. For instance, some people can have low oxygen levels without getting short of breath or feeling otherwise ...

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