Medical research

Body suit may soon enable the paralyzed to walk

In a busy lab at Duke University, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is merging brain science with engineering in a bid to create something fantastical: a full-body prosthetic device that would allow those immobilized by injury to walk ...

Genetics

Study shows how stress causes extensive genetic rewriting

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists in the United States, South Korea, and Switzerland has uncovered a vast, complex network of 160,000 genetic interactions within yeast cells that changes dramatically when the cells are ...

HIV & AIDS

Study predicts HIV drug resistance will surge

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research predicts that a wave of drug-resistant HIV strains will emerge in San Francisco within the next five years, hampering efforts to control the pandemic.

Neuroscience

Researchers unravel brain's wiring to understand memory

Using a powerful microscope, Karel Svoboda, a brain scientist at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Va., peers through a plastic window in the top of a mouse's head to watch its brain's neurons sprout new connections ...

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