News tagged with prosthetic

Applause for the SmartHand

In one sense, our hands define our humanity. Our opposable thumbs and our hands' unique structure allow us to write, paint, and play the piano. Those who lose their hands as a result of accident, conflict or disease often ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Growing Cartilage from Stem Cells

( -- Damaged knee joints might one day be repaired with cartilage grown from stem cells in a laboratory, based on research by Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou, chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Medical research
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Neuroscientists find neural stopwatch in the brain

( -- Keeping track of time is one of the brain's most important tasks. As the brain processes the flood of sights and sounds it encounters, it must also remember when each event occurred. But how does that happen? ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Reading the brain without poking it

Experimental devices that read brain signals have helped paralyzed people use computers and may let amputees control bionic limbs. But existing devices use tiny electrodes that poke into the brain. Now, a University of Utah ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Neuroscience
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