Human dendrites have different electrical properties from those of other species, a new study reveals. Researchers report electrical signals weaken more as they flow along human dendrites, allowing small sections of dendrites to behave independently from the rest of the neuron.
Researchers have developed new neural implants that enable targeted delivery of drugs deep into brain structures.
Researchers have developed a new neural interface that is able to relay commands from the central nervous system to a robotic prosthesis.
MIT researchers are working on a range of projects to help diagnose and slow the transmission of COVID-19. Researchers report they are developing a paper-based COVI-19 test that can deliver results within less than 30 minutes. They are currently submitting to the FDA for emergency use authorization, which would grant temporary approval for using the test on patient samples during public health emergencies. Another research team report they have developed an experimental RNA vaccine that is ready to test.
Activity in the substantia nigra is similar following a day of social isolation as it is following a day of starvation.
Kissing, sharing food, or any other interaction that involves saliva are signals babies and young children use to determine whether two people have a strong relationship and mutual obligation to each other.
Using magnetic beads implanted into muscle tissue within the amputated residuum of animals, researchers have created a more precise way to control prosthetic limbs.
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A new AI system may shed light on how and when humans begins to use different information processing resources.