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For people with reduced vision, getting around safely without walking into obstacles can be tricky. Those with decent central vision but whose peripheral sight is fading or lost are particularly at risk because they aren’t conditioned to be alert for… Read more →
A new technique to create tissue-engineered bladders has been shown to decrease scarring and significantly increase tissue growth. The bladders are produced using scaffolds coated with anti-inflammatory peptides. Tissue-engineered organs such as supplemental bladders, small arteries, skin grafts, cartilage, and… Read more →
A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells. The research, led by neurosurgeon Daniel A. Lim, M.D., Ph.D., and published… Read more →
The first computer mouse debuted in the late 1960s, and for years surprisingly little changed in terms of how most people interfaced with computers. Now, Canadian startup Thalmic Labs hopes to disrupt the paradigm of human-computer interaction (HCI) with Myo,… Read more →
A state-of-the-art imaging technique will allow researchers to study the growth and behaviour of individual organs in living animals.
Images showing the development of a human tumour implanted into a mouse, produced using the new device, have been published in… Read more →