Most eyewear innovations these days involve the addition of tiny screens and cameras to turn your glasses into a 'smart' interface for your phone. But a company called REM Eyewear has actually come up with a clever way to improve the glasses themselves with a unique segmented hinge and cable system that helps them…
A new medical intervention has allowed doctors to inject neural stem cells into the spines of paralyzed patients, successfully helping them recover feeling in previously unresponsive parts of their bodies.
The future of civilian space travel in low Earth orbit (or "LEO," for those in-the-know) is looking brighter by the day, but what will life be like when you're soaring hundreds of miles above Earth's surface? How will you eat, how will you sleep, and how will you go to the bathroom? We've got a preview of ten things…
For people who suffer chronic back pain from degenerated or diseased spinal discs, there are few options. Surgeons can implant a plastic or metal spinal disc to replace your damaged one. But metal and plastic prosthetics can only do so much; surgeries are costly and recovery times are long.
Researchers in Japan are celebrating a step forward in treating spinal injuries. A monkey whose spinal cord was severed at the neck has partially recovered with the use of stem cells.
A new cocktail that allows sodium ions to pour into cells makes tadpoles grow new tails. A similar one could be used to regenerate human spinal cords and lost limbs.
Neuroscientists have conducted a study showing spinal-cord neural activity when individuals were convinced that their pain would be alleviated by a cream treatment. This activity shows where the Placebo Effect occurs and how gullible volunteer test subjects can be.
Daniel Pon needed to make a steampunk mouse to accompany his tricked-out keyboard and monitor, so he got to work, and perhaps a little carried away. The end result is impressive. And kind of nauseating.
Getting your spine crushed doesn't have to mean paralysis. In fact, there is new evidence that nerves in the spine can regrow and be rerouted around damaged areas to connect with the brain. According to Discovery News . . .Mice who suffered damage to their spines, in the experiments, regrew some nerves and…
We've got some artificial body parts, some bad brains, and some serious toxic sludge in the state of Washington for you in today's science news headlines.