Electrical brain stimulation helps rats with spinal cord injuries walk

Electric Brain Stimulation Helps Rats With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk | Popular Science

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Janet Stephens via Wiki­me­dia Com­mons

Stim­u­lat­ing a set of neu­rons deep in the brain has allowed rats with severe spinal cord injuries to walk almost nor­mal­ly again, a group of Swiss researchers reports in Sci­ence…


Finding next MS drug in common industrial chemical, lithium carbonate

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster
by Scott Hensley, npr.org

There aren’t very many drugs that are also, essen­tial­ly, indus­tri­al chem­i­cals avail­able in railroad-car vol­umes, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.

But there are a few. One is lithi­um…


Numerate applies big data to drug design

Numerate Trains Its Drug Design Platform On Huntington’s Disease
Bernadette Tansey, xconomy.com

Bernadette TanseyThe path toward a breakthrough drug often starts with a new insight about the molecular cause of an illness, but only a few of these discoveries lead to new treatments. Steven Finkbeiner at the Gladstone Institutes in San…


The linguistic analysis and prediction of Parkinson’s

Max Little knows how to detect early symptoms of Parkinson’s. Just call him
By Madhumita Venkataramanan, wired.co.uk


This arti­cle was taken from the Decem­ber 2012 issue of Wired mag­a­zine. Be the first to read Wired’s arti­cles in print before they’re post­ed online, and get your hands on loads of addi­tion­al con­tent by sub­scrib­ing…

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