Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper and dissolves in the body after about two weeks.
Animal behavior and movement can be followed and tracked with human-level accuracy by a new deep learning algorithm. This technique doesn't require tracking markers or arduous manual analysis. In this video, we see the algorithm track a mouse as it sniffs out an odor.
Scientists at the University of Sussex are working on the prototype of a quantum computer that could change the finance industry as well as medicine and cybersecurity.
This tour through their lab explores how the trapped ion quantum computer works and how it could revolutionise our lives.