New technology is a stepping stone to a neural speech prosthesis

New Technology is a Stepping Stone to a Neural Speech Prosthesis, Researchers Say A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx. The study was conducted in

New technology is a stepping stone to a neural speech prosthesis

3D printing magnetic microrobots of many different shapes and sizes

Assembling a microrobot used to require a pair of needle-nosed tweezers, a microscope, steady hands and at least eight hours. But now U of T Engineering researchers have developed a method that requires only a 3D printer and 20 minutes. In the lab of Professor Eric Diller (MIE), researchers create magnetized microrobots — the size of the

3D printing magnetic microrobots of many different shapes and sizes

Positive phase 1 response to a novel vaccine for colorectal cancer

The vaccine proves safe in a small sample of human subjects, opening the way for the next phase of testing A new colorectal cancer vaccine showed positive results in the phase 1 clinical trial to demonstrate that the approach is safe. The patients treated had no signs of serious adverse events and samples of their

Positive phase 1 response to a novel vaccine for colorectal cancer

Novel imaging system could help boost survival rates for ovarian cancer

More effective surgery could boost survival rates for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as possible, but because some are so small and widespread, it is difficult to

Novel imaging system could help boost survival rates for ovarian cancer

Descendants of rats exposed to glyphosate have developed prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities.

Descendants of rats exposed to glyphosate have developed prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities

An ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-coloured, 3D holographic images on existing LCD displays

Researchers have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-coloured, 3D holographic images, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The system’s critical component is a thin film of titanium filled with tiny holes that precisely correspond with each pixel in a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. This film acts as a ‘photon

An ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-coloured, 3D holographic images on existing LCD displays

A quantum leap merges nano-opto-mechanics and quantum photonics in a device one tenth the size of a human hair

University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a nanocomponent that emits light particles carrying quantum information. Less than one-tenth the width of a human hair, the miniscule component makes it possible to scale up and could ultimately reach the capabilities required for a quantum computer or quantum internet. The research result puts Denmark at the head

A quantum leap merges nano-opto-mechanics and quantum photonics in a device one tenth the size of a human hair

Gene editing made safer

The advance of science is something like the wandering of an explorer through an uncharted jungle. Often, the dense undergrowth can seem impenetrable, but at certain privileged moments, a clearing opens, and an entirely new landscape emerges. Something like this is occurring in the field of biology with the recent discovery of powerful techniques for

Gene editing made safer

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