Timing is Important for Learning

The timing of brain stimulation during movements can benefit neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change from experience. If researchers could tweak neuroplasticity in stroke patients, this would considerably improve their chances of rehabilitation. Therefore, researcher George F. Wittenberg and colleagues stimulated the brains of 16 participants, while a robotic arm eased their arm movements […]

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Lab-grown Organs Entering the Market

The field of regenerative medicine was considered science fiction when it started 25 years ago. However, lab-grown organs are now becoming a reality. A dream of replacing any non-functional organ with a brand new personalized counterpart can soon become true. In fact, many patients are currently walking around with artificial bladders, noses, ears and windpipes […]

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No One Dies Of Old Age

It is estimated that by 2050, 1 in 5 people will be over 60 years old. Expectations of the ageing society pose a major challenge to doctors and biologists worldwide. But is there hope? Can we ameliorate diseases of old age? Can we cure ageing? To answer this, we must firstly focus on what causes […]

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