Scientists used a multimodal approach to understand how a catalyst decomposes nerve agents in real-life environments
The connection between ALS and athletes runs deeper than a single ballplayer
Biodegradable implant provides electrical stimulation that speeds nerve regeneration
Drug extends survival, reverses some neuromuscular damage in animals
Cells grown from pluripotent stem cells connect to and control heart muscle cells
Researchers coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into working spinal cord cells more efficiently by growing the cells on a soft, utrafine carpet made of a key ingredient in Silly Putty.
Chemists and vision scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a light-sensitive molecule that can stimulate a neural response in cells of the retina and brain -- a possible first step to overcoming degenerative eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration, or to quieting epileptic seizures.