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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 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 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.
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Researchers made a landmark advancement in neural prosthetics, demonstrating the ability to recall specific memories using a newly developed memory decoding model (MDM). This breakthrough builds on previous research, utilizing surgically implanted electrodes in the hippocampus to decode and stimulate neural activity for targeted memory recall.
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Researchers have unveiled the "MiniTouch," a revolutionary device that equips prosthetic limbs with the ability to convey thermal sensations to amputees, bridging a significant gap in sensory feedback technology. This breakthrough allows a transradial amputee to differentiate between objects of varying temperatures and experience more human-like touch, enhancing both functional use and emotional connection with the prosthesis.
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Researchers introduced a novel fluorescence imaging technique that can detect amyloids, key biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, offering a simpler alternative to PET scans. This method utilizes a sensor array of coumarin-based molecular probes, capable of illuminating amyloids to monitor disease progression or distinguish between different conditions.
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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.