Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinsons Disease Patients

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinsons.

A typing test may be able to diagnose Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

A number of conditions might slow the signal from the brain to the fingers, such as diseases that affect the central nervous system, including Parkinsons.

A new wearable collision warning device for the visually-impaired

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new pocket-sized device beeps to warn wearers of impending collisions as they approach obstacles.

A new approach to treating spinal cord injuries

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Spinal cord injuries are notorious for being practically irreversible, with accidents to the area often resulting in long-term paralysis.

Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74 to 98 percent of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.