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A polymer (left; beige material) contracts in blue light (right). Photo credit: Jonathan Barnes / ACS
Muscle-like material expands and contracts in response to light

April 5, 2019

Just as controlled-release medications slowly dole out their cargo after they experience a pH change in the body,…
Berkeley engineers build smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator

April 11, 2018

In 2016, UC Berkeley engineers demonstrated the first implanted, ultrasonic neural dust sensors, bringing closer the day when a…
Fish brains help explain human sensory perception

February 26, 2016

Advanced calcium imaging of zebrafish brains is helping University of Queensland researchers discover how sensory stimuli such as…
The fruit fly may know it’s bugging you

July 24, 2015

University of Queensland researchers have shown, like humans, fruit flies may be self-aware of their actions. Scientists at…
Analysis of worm neurons suggests how a single stimulus can trigger different responses

March 16, 2015

Even worms have free will. If offered a delicious smell, for example, a roundworm will usually stop its…
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…
Brain stimulation affects compliance with social norms

October 4, 2013

Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have identified a specific brain region that controls compliance with social norms.…
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