Researchers have developed a device that utilizes brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract; this could enhance the communication of individuals who have lost the ability to speak.
People who were previously housebound with Parkinson’s disease are now able to walk more freely thanks to spinal stimulation treatment.
Yale scientists have partially restored brain circulation and function in post-mortem pig brains for up to 4 hours after death; this may raise ethical and legal questions about the nature of death and consciousness.
Home technology including artificial intelligence, robotics and sleep monitoring may become standard in the homes of people living with dementia, researchers indicate.
The Epilepsy Society is calling for the UK government to regulate flashing images online. This will help to safeguard individuals with photosensitive epilepsy.
An experimental PET scan was used to detect elevated levels of abnormal tau protein in regions of the brain affected by CTE in living former NFL players.
Researchers have demonstrated that cerebral organoids grown at the air–liquid interface are able to generate nerve tracts and stimulate muscle output; these could be used to improve understanding of neurological diseases such as dementia.
A recently published study has indicated that electrostimulation can help boost elder people’s mental scores to those of people 20–30 years younger.
Researchers have determined that CGRP exhibits pain effects in a sex-specific manner. Understanding these sex-specific differences could help us understand why migraines are three-times more common in women than in men.
Scientists have 3D printed a transparent skull implant for mice, creating a ‘window’ to the brain for monitoring brain surface activity in real time. The implant could provide unique opportunities for research into concussions as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.