Chinese biomedical engineers have used liquid metal to transmit electrical signals across the gap in severed sciatic nerves. The work raises the prospect of a new treatment for nerve injuries, they say.
By defocusing a microscope, biologists have developed a simple technique that produces three-dimensional images of red blood cells.
A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.
The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons.
Researchers will examine the brains of living fetuses to study the origins of mental disorders like autism.
The ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.
A new map, a decade in the works, shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to its immense complexity.
Research suggests that electronic health information is particularly vulnerable to software bugs.
The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute stays mute on how it will assert control over the tools expected to speed cures and change gene therapy.
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.