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A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility

A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility New research effort aims to help people walk again by combining exoskeletons with spinal stimulation. Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural and stable locomotion to individuals ...

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Biomarkers indicate health in old age

Researchers have identified a set of biomarkers for health in old age in human blood. © Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing Biomarkers indicate health in old age Researchers can determine the disease vulnerability of older people using a ...

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Why We Need to Let Our Children Sleep

A young student asleep at school. (Getty Images) Why We Need to Let Our Children Sleep Dr. Jennifer Papa Kanaan Jennifer Papa Kanaan, M.D., is a pulmonary/critical care physician who specializes in child and adolescent sleep disorders at the UConn ...

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Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

EPFL scientists are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve. Their preliminary study on animals uses a new type of neural electrode and provides distinct signals. Optic nerve stimulation to aid ...

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Brain region for close-up exploration

When mammals look at an object with both eyes, the 3D neurons react to the small deviation in the viewing angle. The cells help three-dimensional vision and depth perception, enabling an animal to calculate distance. © MPI of Neurobiology / ...

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How our biological clocks are locked in sync

Scientists from EPFL’s Institute of Bioengineering have discovered that our circadian clock and our cell-cycle are in fact, synchronized. How our biological clocks are locked in sync Nothing in biology is static; everything is fluid, dynamic and ever-moving. Often, this ...

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UTI discovery may lead to new treatments

UQ’s Professor Mark Schembri and Associate Professor Scott Beatson working toward a solution for recurring UTI infection. UTI discovery may lead to new treatments Sufferers of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) could expect more effective treatments thanks to University of ...

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