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Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on


An accessible approach to making a mini-brain

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Graphic: A ball of colorful neurons [07/10/2015] If you need a working miniature brain - say for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants, or to experiment with how stem cells work - a new paper describes how to build one with what the Brown University authors say is relative ease and low expense.An accessible approach to making a mini-brain - Read more

Improved brain implants

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Photo: X-ray image with implant in the brain [30/09/2015] By implanting electrodes in the brain tissue one can stimulate or capture signals from different areas of the brain. These types of brain implants, or neuro-prostheses as they are sometimes called, are used to treat Parkinson's disease and other neurological diseases. Improved brain implants - Read more

Unexpected link between choroid plexus and chronic pain

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Photo: The choroid plexus [23/09/2015] An observation by Finnish researchers shows that the central nervous system plays an important role in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).Unexpected link between choroid plexus and chronic pain - Read more

QuatrBack: Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia

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Photo: Elderly man throwing a football [21/09/2015] People with dementia exhibit many far-reaching changes of conduct. Embarrassment, fear, and reduced orientation ability decrease their degree of independence and social inclusion. The QuartrBack project coordinated by the Evangelische Heimstiftung now combines volunteer work with technologies for location, monitoring, information, and professional care.QuatrBack: Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia - Read more

Real X-ray vision: See-through brains ready for study

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Photo: Colorful 3D-visualization of brain tissue [17/09/2015] Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have developed a new technique for creating transparent tissue that can be used to illuminate 3D brain anatomy at very high resolutions. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the work showcases the new technology and its practical importance in clinical science by showing how it has given new insights into Alzheimer's disease plaques.Real X-ray vision: See-through brains ready for study - Read more


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