Electrostimulation of a newly identified group of neurons in the spinal cord allows nine paralysed patients to walk

Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord can help recover mobility in some paralysed patients. However, the…

Preliminary research identifies brain changes associated with migraine

Why some people get migraines while others don’t? New research indicates that it might be due…

First synthetic embryo with brain and beating heart produced twice independently

Mostly, people think that an embryo can only (except in case of parthenogenesis) result from the…

Intermittent fasting could improve nerve regeneration

Intermittent fasting is more than the latest diet fad, it has proven benefits –at least in…

A blinding mutation that might increase intelligence

How to breed more intelligent humans? This is a difficult question, one which raises numerous questions…

Unexpected effects of gene editing: angry, bitey hamsters

In the last years, CRISPR-Cas9 technology has revolutionised gene editing, having enormous research and clinical potential.…

Your eyes speak, and they can help identify certain neurological conditions

A common saying refers to the power of the eyes as a window inside our souls;…

Epstein-Barr virus linked to multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune condition whereby neurons lose their myelin sheath leading to…

Healing from the skin: the first topical gene therapy is out

One of the biggest difficulties of bringing new therapeutic methods into clinical practice is targeted delivery.…

The human genome, fully sequenced at last!

If you follow anything related to genetics, you’re probably thinking that is old news, as the…