Biotechnology ( New )

Now you can ‘build your own’ bio-bot

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017   University of Illinois College of Engineering   Caption This is a schematic of a bio-bot: Engineered skeletal muscle tissue is coupled to a 3-D printed flexible skeleton. Optical stimulation of the muscle tissue, which is genetically… Read More ›

The Cyborgs Era Has Started

Press Release 003/2014 Interfaces of Technical Devices with Organisms for Medical Applications – KIT Scientists Report in “Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.” Communication between man and machine – a fascinating area at the interface of chemistry, biomedicine, and engineering. (Figure: KIT/S…. Read More ›

Walking again after spinal injury ( sprinting, climbing up stairs, and avoiding obstacles after a couple of weeks of neurorehabilitation )

Contact: Hillary Sanctuary 41-797-034-809 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne In the lab, rats with severe spinal cord injury are learning to walk—and run—again. Last June in the journal Science, Grégoire Courtine, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),… Read More ›

Activating the ‘mind’s eye’ — sounds, instead of eyesight can be alternative vision ( can actually “see” and describe objects and even identify letters and words )

Contact: Jerry Barach 972-258-82904 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Nov. 7, 2012 — Common wisdom has it that if the visual cortex in the brain is deprived of visual information in early infanthood, it may never develop properly… Read More ›