Treatment may restore hand and arm control after spinal injury

A treatment that combines physical therapy and a noninvasive way to stimulate nerve cells helps people with spinal cord injuries use their hands and arms.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

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Genetic deletion boosts schizophrenia risk by 30X

A common genetic deletion boosts the risk for schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells from people with the deletion shows why.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Turtle spine signals reveal how movement starts

The neurons of itchy turtles show that movement most likely starts in a network of cells, not one "command center."

Anders Buch-Larsen • futurity
Oct. 7, 2019 ~5 min

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