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Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants

2 days ago

By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a…
On the Pulse – Healing Wounds with Electricity

June 19, 2019

It is likely that in the not-distant future wounds will heal faster with the help of an electrical…
Researchers from Cambridge Grow a ‘Mini-Brain’ Capable of Contracting Muscle

March 19, 2019

A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge have grown a miniature (roughly pea-sized) brain in a…
Joint replacement infection? Electrical stimulation could fix it

March 14, 2019

You probably know someone with a knee or hip replacement. If not, chances are you will, as demand…
Lightning’s Electromagnetic Fields May Have Protective Properties

February 15, 2019

Lightning was the main electromagnetic presence in the Earth’s atmosphere long before the invention of electricity. There are…
A wound covered by an electric bandage on a rat’s skin (top left) healed faster than a wound under a control bandage (right). Image credit: American Chemical Society
E-bandage generates electricity, speeds wound healing in rats

December 21, 2018

Skin has a remarkable ability to heal itself. But in some cases, wounds heal very slowly or not…
Sweet Smell: A sense of smell induced by electrical stimulation

December 3, 2018

Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, induced a sense of…
It’s not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

November 30, 2018

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a…
Implantable, biodegradable devices speed nerve regeneration in rats

October 11, 2018

Car accidents, sports injuries, even too much typing and texting can injure the peripheral nerves, leaving people with…
Depressed patients see quality of life improve with nerve stimulation

August 23, 2018

People with depression who are treated with nerve stimulation experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when…
A Next-Gen EEG Could Help Bring Back Lost Brain Function

July 5, 2018

A device under development at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could help…
Fish’s use of electricity might shed light on human illnesses

June 29, 2018

Deep in the night in muddy African rivers, a fish uses electrical charges to sense the world around…
Prosthetic Arm System Provides Sensory Feedback to People who had Lost a Limb

April 29, 2018

Thanks to researchers from the University of Illinois (UI), losing a limb no longer means the attendant cessation…
Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

April 26, 2018

Nonsurgical technique allows them to turn doorknobs, open water bottles for the first time in years. The ability…
Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

April 12, 2018

The research was done in the laboratory of Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, T&C Chen Brain-Machine…
Precisely Timed Brain Stimulation Improves Memory

February 9, 2018

Precisely timed electrical stimulation to the left side of the brain can reliably and significantly enhance learning and…
Electrical Stimulation in Brain Bypasses Senses, Instructs Movement

December 18, 2017

The brain’s complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world…
Bacteria Recruit Other Species with Long-Range Electrical Signals

January 13, 2017

Biologists at UC San Diego who recently found that bacteria resolve social conflicts within their communities and communicate…
Imperceptible electric stimulation produces lasting improvement in elderly body balance

January 12, 2017

A University of Tokyo research group has revealed that healthy elderly people who received weak electric stimulation through…
Buzzing the Vagus Nerve Just Right to Fight Inflammatory Disease

January 9, 2017

Is a treatment only making things better or maybe also making some things a little worse? That can…
Targeted Electrical Stimulation of the Brain Shows Promise as a Memory Aid

September 14, 2015

  Electrical arrays implanted in the memory centers of the brain are showing promise for their ability to…
Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation

July 31, 2015

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy…
Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

January 21, 2015

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor…
Dodging dots helps explain brain circuitry

July 8, 2014

A neuroscience study provides new insight into the primal brain circuits involved in collision avoidance, and perhaps a…
Hope for paraplegic patients: implantable microelectrode sensors

May 14, 2014

People with severe injuries to their spinal cord currently have no prospect of recovery and remain confined to…
Natural healing of wounds accelerated by a micro-current patch

September 10, 2013

Chronic wounds are a common problem: in Finland, for example, almost one per cent of the inhabitants, and…
Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover language function

June 28, 2013

Non-invasive brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language function, according to new research in the…
Beauty and the Brain: Electrical Stimulation of the Brain Makes You Perceive Faces as More Attractive

June 12, 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and—as researchers have now shown—in the brain as well. Findings may…
UCLA live-tweets surgery to implant brain pacemaker while patient strums guitar

May 31, 2013

A team of UCLA Health System brain specialists implanted a brain pacemaker in a 39-year-old man on Thursday.…
Brain training and stimulation improves mental arithmetic ability

May 20, 2013

With just a few days of non-harmful brain stimulation and brain training, scientists have improved people’s ability to…
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