Neuroscience

Half the brain encodes both arm movements

Individual arm movements are represented by neural activity in both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, according to a study of epilepsy patients published in JNeurosci. This finding suggests the unaffected hemisphere ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cell treatment slows disease in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

A cell therapy developed by the executive director of the Smidt Heart Institute stabilizes weakened muscles—including the heart muscle—in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients, a new study published in the international ...

Medical research

Robot-delivered speech and physical therapy

(Medical Xpress)—In one of the earliest experiments using a humanoid robot to deliver speech and physical therapy to a stroke patient, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst saw notable speech and physical ...

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