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Researchers initiated a pioneering clinical trial using an advanced form of CAR-T therapy, enhanced by synthetic notch (synNotch) technology, to treat glioblastoma. This trial represents a significant shift towards targeted, safer cancer therapies.
Researchers developed a method using wearable headcams and AI to analyze teenagers' facial expressions, revealing subtle emotional nuances. This technology has shown potential in identifying emotions such as worry and happiness, even when they are masked.
Researchers developed a groundbreaking pea-sized brain stimulator, the Digitally Programmable Over-brain Therapeutic (DOT), capable of wireless operation through magnetoelectric power transfer. This implantable device promises to revolutionize treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders by enabling less invasive and more autonomous therapeutic options compared to traditional neurostimulation methods.
Researchers successfully connected lab-grown brain tissues, mimicking the complex networks found in the human brain. This novel method involves linking “neural organoids” with axonal bundles, enabling the study of interregional brain connections and their role in human cognitive functions.
Researchers developed a new platform to explore dendritic translation's role in memory formation and its implications for intellectual disorders. By employing a novel method named TurboID, researchers uncovered a suite of previously unknown factors involved in memory-related protein synthesis within dendrites, shedding light on the molecular mechanisms that could underlie conditions like Fragile X syndrome.

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Researchers are trialing a novel brain-computer interface (BCI) with the potential to transform neurosurgical procedures and patient care. The Layer 7 Cortical Interface, boasting 1,024 electrodes for unparalleled brain activity mapping, promises new insights into neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Elon Musk announces the first human has been successfully implanted with Neuralink's brain chip, named Telepathy, aiming to allow severe physically disabled individuals to control devices via thought. The FDA-approved trial focuses on the implant's potential for movement control, with the patient reportedly recovering well and showing promising initial results.
Researchers achieved a breakthrough in converting brain signals to audible speech with up to 100% accuracy. The team used brain implants and artificial intelligence to directly map brain activity to speech in patients with epilepsy.
In a pioneering study, researchers designed a wireless brain-spine interface enabling a paralyzed man to walk naturally again. The 'digital bridge' comprises two electronic implants — one on the brain and another on the spinal cord — that decode brain signals and stimulate the spinal cord to activate leg muscles.

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Researchers developed a groundbreaking simulator that offers a glimpse into artificial visual observations, crucial for advancing visual prosthesis research. This simulator, designed to mimic the potential vision provided by stimulating the brain's visual cortex with electrodes, is a step toward restoring sight in individuals with severe visual impairments.

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Groundbreaking research demonstrates a significant advancement in heart transplant preservation, enabling pig hearts to be kept alive for over 24 hours using normothermic ex-vivo heart perfusion (NEHP). This method, which maintains donor hearts in a near-physiological state, could revolutionize the transplantation field by extending the viability period far beyond the current six-hour window.
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Researchers have advanced our understanding of how traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to neurodegenerative diseases using lab-grown brain organoids. By simulating TBI in organoids derived from human stem cells, the team observed nerve cell death and pathological changes similar to those in TBI patients, particularly in proteins associated with ALS and dementia.
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A new study introduces a novel bioluminescence imaging technique for observing oxygen movement in mouse brains. This method, inspired by firefly proteins, reveals real-time, widespread patterns of oxygen distribution, offering insights into conditions like hypoxia caused by strokes or heart attacks.
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Researchers have discovered that curved path walking is more revealing of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults than traditional straight path walking tests. By employing a depth camera to analyze gait during these walks, the study identified 50 gait markers that varied significantly between healthy older adults and those with MCI.
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Researchers developed SORI, a groundbreaking Softness Rendering Interface that can accurately simulate the perception of softness, addressing a long-standing challenge in robotics. By distinguishing between cutaneous and kinesthetic cues, SORI can replicate the softness of various materials, from marshmallows to beating hearts, offering vast applications in medicine, deep-sea exploration, and robot-assisted agriculture. This innovation not only advances the field of robotics but also provides a novel way to digitally transfer the sensation of touch, bridging a gap in human-robot interaction.
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fUSI technology is offering new hope to chronic back pain sufferers by providing high-resolution images of the human spinal cord during surgery. This innovative tool not only visualizes the spinal cord but also tracks the cord's real-time response to treatments, marking a significant leap over traditional imaging methods like fMRI, with its superior sensitivity to neuroactivation and reduced susceptibility to motion artifacts.
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Researchers have developed a groundbreaking "nanosheet incorporated into light-curable resin" (NIRE) method, enabling unprecedented large-scale and long-term observation of neuronal activity in awake mice. This innovative technique utilizes fluoropolymer nanosheets combined with a light-curable resin to create extensive cranial windows, allowing for detailed study of distant brain regions simultaneously.
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Researchers have pioneered a study using virtual reality (VR) to identify early signs of Alzheimer’s disease through impaired spatial navigation in asymptomatic adults at risk. By testing 100 middle-aged adults with genetic, familial, or lifestyle risk factors for Alzheimer's, the study discovered that spatial navigation difficulties in VR environments precede traditional cognitive decline symptoms.
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Researchers unveiled a pioneering technology capable of real-time human emotion recognition, promising transformative applications in wearable devices and digital services. The system, known as the personalized skin-integrated facial interface (PSiFI), combines verbal and non-verbal cues through a self-powered, stretchable sensor, efficiently processing data for wireless communication.