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Stanford engineers improve the precision of brain-controlled prostheses

Modern electrical engineers and neuroscientists join forces to develop brain-computer interfaces that improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Whenever we perform a complex motion, our brain and muscles work together effortlessly to execute the desired movements with accuracy and precision. However, patients with spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases can no longer perform these once-easy tasks because the connections between their brain and muscles are damaged. To improve […]

 
 

High levels of CO2 threaten oceans

A power plant releasing CO2 and other green house gases into the atmosphere. Source: FreeFoto, Credit: Ian Britton

                            The oceans, Earth’s great bodies of water, help keep the climate stable by stopping dramatic temperature changes with their ability to slowly absorb and release heat. They also provide a home to millions of marine ecosystems. However, lately, this […]

 
 

New particles discovered at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

The LHCb detector that recently discovered pentaquarks. Source: 2008 CERN, photo Maximilien Brice, flickr.

On July 14, 2015, the LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of a new form of matter: the pentaquark particle. The theory describing these particles has existed since 1964, when the physicist Murray Gell-Mann proposed that protons and neutrons are made of […]

 
 

Promising breakthrough in Cystic Fibrosis research: Nebulization of CFTR gene therapy

Mutations in the CFTR protein result in cystic fibrosis. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

For the first time, a non-viral gene therapy in a phase 2 trial has been demonstrated to be advantageous to lung function in people afflicted with cystic fibrosis (1). Normally, people with cystic fibrosis have one or more mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. These mutations […]

 
 

Confirmation of climate-induced sex change in reptile populations

Australian bearded dragons have the ability to swap genders during the egg stage in times of extreme climate. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Researchers at the University of Canberra have confirmed the first climate-induced change of male bearded dragons into females occurring in the wild. Sex reversal has not evolved among mammals or birds, although it can happen in  rarely in amphibians and in some fish. The Australian central bearded dragon was one […]

 
 
 
 

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