You're looking at some of the most intricate images of live nerve endings ever captured, in which it's possible to make out individual nerves and touch receptors in unprecedented detail.
These are probably the most detailed images of nerves that have ever been produced. Italian researchers have developed a new technique for labelling nerves in living mice, which includes an artificial tagging system. The increased resolution is allowing scientists to see things they couldn't before, including nerves…
Ctenophores, also known as the "comb jellies", are an ancient phyla of animals. They have no HOX genes, at least some of which are present in every other animal except themselves and sponges. They lack many of the basic immune system adaptations common to all other animals, including sponges.
Get y0ur T-1000 jokes ready, because we're one step closer to liquid metal-powered people. As a team of Chinese biomedical engineers recently used an alloy to close the gap between severed sciatic nerves in frogs. In effect, it made electronic circuits out of nerves—and it worked.
One of the great tragedies that goes along with spinal injury is paralysis. This happens because our damaged nerve cells can't fully regenerate. But what if we could unlock the key to neural rejuvenation? Now, a team of neuroscientists have discovered a gene in fruit flies - somewhat similar to a human gene - that…
A 71-year-old man who was paralyzed in a 2008 car accident has regained motor function in his hands thanks to Washington University doctors who rewired his nerves to bypass the damaged ones. Though the patient could move his arms, he had lost the ability to pinch and grab with his fingers. Until now, that is.
A neural engineer from Case Western Reserve University is reviving paralyzed limbs with an electricity hack. It's a brilliant workaround for spinal cord injuries, and it may someday let paraplegics activate their legs just by pushing a button.