electrical impulses

electrical impulses

Heart tissue derived from embryonic stem cells doesn't skip a beat

A Computational Model of the Human Heart

www.theatlantic.com
How we try to make sense of the wondrous organ, and when the mechanism fails. The heart is a beautiful pump. While lacking the poetry of most odes to the heart, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center's project, Alya Red, pays homage to the organ by trying to model it. The task...
A Computational Model of the Human Heart
How sensors can lead us to better self-knowledge

London 2012: best of the web | Andrew Magee

www.guardian.co.uk
Love in the air, athletes selling themselves on the internet and a first-class flight for the Olympic torchHeptathlete who's out of this worldInjured sportsmen and women will do anything to get better. From oxygen tents to placenta massages, if there's a chance it might heal them, they'll try it. The...
London 2012: best of the web | Andrew Magee

Thalmic Labs Shows Off MYO Development Process, Demos The Armband Controlling Tetris And A Sphero

techcrunch.com
Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs is working on getting the MYO armband into the waiting arms of pre-order customers, which now number well above the 25,000 announced in March, Thalmic told me, making up over $4 million in total sales to date. MYO is a unique control device worn around the...
Thalmic Labs Shows Off MYO Development Process, Demos The Armband Controlling Tetris And A Sphero
Scientists capture video of a thought being formed in a brain
Mind-controlled robotic arm achieves 'unprecedented performance'
IBM: Nanophotonics Will Smash Data Center Bottlenecks

Frances Ashcroft: We are controlled by electrical impulses

www.guardian.co.uk
Memory, personality, hormone regulation, our senses – all are governed by currents within our bodiesFrances Ashcroft is a professor of physiology at the University of Oxford. In 1984, she discovered the mechanism by which levels of the hormone insulin are related to fluctuations in blood sugar level – if this...
Frances Ashcroft: We are controlled by electrical impulses
Man with first mind-controlled bionic leg climbs Chicago's 103-story Willis Tower

Brain pacemaker helps treat Alzheimer's disease

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is the use of a pacemaker-like device implanted in the brain to treat the symptoms of diseases like Parkinson’s, or other maladies such as depression. For the first time in the US, surgeons at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland have used this technique to attempt to...
Brain pacemaker helps treat Alzheimer's disease
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