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Researchers have developed a new approach to muscle control using light instead of electricity. This optogenetic technique allows for more precise muscle control and significantly reduces fatigue in mice. While currently not feasible in humans, this approach could revolutionize prosthetics and help individuals with impaired limb function.
Researchers developed a protein gel that effectively breaks down alcohol in the gut, preventing it from entering the bloodstream. This innovative gel, made from whey protein, iron, and gold, converts alcohol into harmless acetic acid, potentially reducing the harmful effects of alcohol consumption.
Researchers have engineered a gene therapy delivery vehicle that efficiently crosses the blood-brain barrier in mice. This breakthrough uses a human protein to ferry therapeutic genes into the brain, potentially paving the way for safer and more effective treatments for various brain diseases, including neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

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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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Researchers developed tiny "mini-brains" from stem cells to help diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease. These mini-brains, created from human blood, accurately reflect the pathology of Alzheimer’s on a smaller scale. This innovative technology could revolutionize healthcare, especially for remote communities, by providing a simpler way to diagnose neurological conditions.
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Researchers leveraged deep reinforcement learning (DRL) to enable a robot to adaptively switch gaits, mimicking animal movements like trotting and pronking, to traverse complex terrains effectively. Their study explores the concept of viability—or fall prevention—as a primary motivator for such gait transitions, challenging previous beliefs that energy efficiency is the key driver.
This shows a woman in a VR headset dancing.
Researchers developed a groundbreaking virtual reality technique called WAVE to enhance the learning of dance choreography. The technique uses a wave-like visualization of model dancers, enabling learners to anticipate and execute dance moves without prior rehearsal.