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Growing functioning brain tissue in 3D

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have succeeded in inducing human embryonic stem cells to self-organize into a three-dimensional structure similar to the cerebellum, providing tantalizing ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Brain-training for baseball robot

The human brain continually monitors and influences all bodily movements, helping the body adapt to different circumstances in order to maintain fine motor control. The part of the brain responsible for fine motor control, ...

dateDec 24, 2014 in Robotics
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Controlling movements with light

German researchers at the Ruhr-Universitaet have succeeded in controlling the activity of certain nerve cells using light, thus influencing the movements of mice. By changing special receptors in nerve cells of the cerebellum ...

dateJul 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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