Compound offers complete pain relief in mice

A new compound that offers targeted treatment provided complete pain relief when tested in mice, researchers report.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: pain opioids health-and-medicine nerves

Electronic skin could give prosthetics a better sense of touch

A new electronic skin may one day give robots and prosthetic devices a sense of touch that rivals the real thing.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: robots skin touch featured science-and-technology prostheses nerves

Future poison ivy treatment could target nerves

Steroids and antihistamines are go-to treatments for poison ivy, but they're only partially effective. New research identifies promising drug targets.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
July 31, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: skin plants health-and-medicine antihistamines itch nerves

Nerve transfer restores some hand motion after spine injury

Nerve transfer surgery shows promise in restoring some hand movement for people with tetraplegia after a spinal cord injury.

U. Melbourne • futurity
July 9, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: surgery featured health-and-medicine injuries nerves hands spinal-cords

Spiders inspire nerve-like sensors for drones

With better sensors and inspiration from nature, drones and self-driving cars could detect and avoid objects more easily.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: robots sensors drones spiders biomimicry science-and-technology nerves

Nerve transfer restores some motion for kids with rare illness

"Children who had no motion can now bend an elbow or a leg..."

Gaia Remerowski-Washington U-St. Louis • futurity
Feb. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: surgery childrens-health paralysis featured health-and-medicine nerves

Gene therapy keeps nerve axons from self-destructing

After injury or damage, nerve axons can kickstart their own self-destruction. A new gene therapy stops that process in mice.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 1, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: parkinsons-disease gene-therapy als brains health-and-medicine injuries nerves

Injured neurons revert to ‘immature’ state to regrow

Knowing more about how peripheral nerves shut off certain genes to regrow after injury could lead to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 17, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: neurons spine health-and-medicine injuries nerves

Brain interface lets people with paralysis control tablet computer

The interface let users in a clinical trial control an off-the-shelf tablet computer with a virtual mouse they moved with their thoughts.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 27, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: internet als brains communication assistive-technology mobile-devices featured science-and-technology health-and-medicine nerves

MRI shows how zap could cure stomach woes

A method that uses MRI to show how sending an electric impulse to the vagus nerve can correct stomach complications may lead to more precise treatments.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Nov. 6, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: mri health-and-medicine stomach nerves

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