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Illness in Aging May Become a Thing of the Past

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According to researchers at the SENS Foundation, there is a good chance that the diseases that come with aging (heart disease, cancer, stroke) will be eliminated within the next 25 years. This prediction is for the sort of sea change in health care that the industrialized world gained over infectious diseases in the 1900s. SENS founder, Dr. De Grey, envisions a world in which people will go to their doctors for regular “maintenance” which will include gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of additional advanced types of medical care that will prevent the cell damage that leads to aging.

Posted by Tanya Jul 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Under Development: A Brain Implant that Translates Thought into Movement

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A new brain implant known as the BioBolt was developed by Dr Wise and his team at the University of Michigan. The goal of the implant is to help stroke patients overcome partial paralysis, and to help amputees in controlling bionic limbs. A future ‘generation’ of the BioBolt may also assist people with paralysis in moving paralyzed limbs.

Posted by Tanya Jul 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Brain-Computer Interface: Control Computer Cursor With the Power of Thought

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Scientists at Washington University in St Louis published a new study that shows humans can control a cursor on a computer screen by using thoughts of specific vowel sounds. This application has the potential to help millions of people who have trouble speaking, be it from a speech-related disability brought about by stroke, stuttering or epilepsy. Research published in a Journal of Neuroengineering paper said the technique will lead to better “brain-computer interfaces” for those with disabilities.

Posted by Tessa Apr 12, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments