The Machine Talks Back: Sensory Feedback from Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

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A Swiss team has developed an optical system that stimulates the sensory areas of the brain in response to prosthetic movement, allowing fine control of the prosthesis in space.

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Neurons Signal Spinal Cord Vascularisation

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A study in zebrafish reveals neurons play an important role in signaling blood vessel growth.

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From Cajal To Now

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We compare the pioneering drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal with modern-day images from the same brain areas.

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The Birth of Hallucinomics?

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Bryan Roth's lab at UNC-Chapel Hill have solved the structure of the LSD-bound serotonin receptor. The work took several years to produce but could open up therapeutic approaches in the treatment of stress and headaches.

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Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

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Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Sugar Rots Your Brain
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UK scientists describe link between high blood glucose levels and glycation of MIF, an enzyme involved in the glial immune response to the fibrillary tangles characteristic of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Whipworms Whipped
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New family of drugs kill parasitic worms that infect 500million people globally.

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Electronic Synapse
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Mimicking synapses in the brain, the artificial synapse is energy efficient and 'learns' with use. It is a new type of electronic architecture that could lead to a more brain-like era of computation.

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