In a remarkable study, a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. If only there were a realistic way to get this technology out of the lab and into real life.
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
How does the brain speak to itself?
A startup has developed a contraceptive chip that could be deactivated and reactivated using a wireless remote.
How a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA.
Apple is betting that self-tracking will become more common, and more clinically important.
Low-power lasers could be a simple, cheap way to coax tissues to repair themselves.
Training immune cells with genes harvested from a patient’s own tumor could make an already promising new cancer treatment even better.
A $70 million program will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill.
A technique for using MRI to detect molecules released during brain injury could lead to quicker emergency diagnoses.