Neuroscience

A calming neurotransmitter can also be excitatory, study finds

A neurotransmitter previously thought only to calm neurons may also play a role in waking them up, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Biology, a discovery which challenges the textbook view of how neurons ...

Biomedical technology

Sensors stimulate sensation in prosthetic limbs

Technology that enables amputees to feel wetness through a prosthesis has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton and at EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The work ...

Neuroscience

Building momentum toward neural prostheses

It's estimated that 42 million people in the U.S. live with some form of movement disorder springing from a neurological issue, according to the National Institutes of Health, and that number is projected to rise further ...

Neuroscience

Brain stimulation decreases involuntary shaking, researcher finds

Neurosurgical treatment with deep brain stimulation in a relatively new target area has been shown to relieve involuntary tremors in Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor for up to at least five and 10 years after treatment ...

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