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Nanodevices can be injected into live cells to track internal changes.

A minuscule part of the body possessing immense power, the intracellular forces inside our cells have been shown to control cell function, and by extension, the body’s systems. 485 more words

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Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience caused by stimulating nerve receptors contained within tissue damaged by trauma. Usually pain dissipates once the traumatic stimulus is removed and the body has healed, however, pain can persist after the wound has healed, and has been shown to arise even without pathology. 470 more words

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Gut microbiome influences ALS outcomes.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease known to kill the neurons controlling the muscles responsible for the movement of limbs and walking, resulting in the complete paralysis of the patient. 449 more words

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Study finds the microbiota, genetics, and memory are linked.

The gut microbiome is the aggregate genome of the microbiota living in the gastrointestinal tract, implicated in numerous host systemic functions, behaviors, and diseases. Past studies have shown probiotics, ingestible microbes that interact with the microbiota to benefit health, comprised of Lactobacillus strains impact the reduction of anxiety and the improvement of memory in mice. 483 more words

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Novel brain-to-brain interface has the ability to control locomotion.

In the renowned Avatar film, we saw humans ‘living-in’ their synthetic alien counterparts through wireless brain signals sent from remote locations via brain-to-brain interfaces (BBIs). Whilst non-invasive wireless BBIs capable of this level of brain transference have not yet been developed, many studies have provided proof of concept involving the transmission of information from a Master brain to a Receiver brain. 558 more words

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Brain pathway capable of controlling adaptive immunity discovered.

Plasma cells are a type of immune cell originating in the bone marrow as B cells, another type of white blood cell. Once the B cells leave the bone marrow and encounter a foreign antigen they differentiate into plasma cells to secrete a large number of specific antibodies depending on the pathogen encountered. 462 more words

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Researchers develop nanotechnology to treat endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a condition affecting females where tissue similar to the innermost layer of the womb, known as the endometrium, proliferates outside of the uterus causing painful lesions. 424 more words

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