A tiny neural implant dubbed the Stentrode, allows people with upper limb paralysis to regain motor function. The device wirelessly restores the transmission of brain impulses.
University of Melbourne researchers are conducting trials to see if intravenous administration of zinc chloride will help combat some of the effects of COVID-19. Previous studies have shown zinc is effective at slowing the rate of other respiratory infections, such as SARS.
Australian researchers have mapped immune responses from one of the country's first COVID-19 patients. The findings shed light on how the immune system fights the virus and assists in recovery from the virus.
A new study reports the number of people living with dementia globally more than doubled between 1990 and 2016. By 2050, more than 100 million people could be living with dementia related diseases, researchers report. The study suggests people could avoid the risk of developing dementia by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and monitoring blood pressure.
Researchers successfully used a synthetic compound to stimulate a receptor pathway to promote remyelination in the brain. The technique may have significant beneficial implications for treating multiple sclerosis, researchers say.
A new study sheds further light on the role astrocytes play in neurodegenerative disorders.