Pharmacy researchers receive patent for chemical probe

Many brain diseases and disorders lead to neuroinflammation, a swelling of brain tissue that is increasingly recognized as one of the telltale signs and disease progression factors of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Neuroinflammation can limit blood flow to areas in the brain, which can lead to the inhibition of the body’s natural disease fighting mechanisms. Traumatic brain injuries also cause […]

Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat. Massachusetts Institute of Technology An MIT-developed inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control. The smart hand is soft and elastic, weighs about half a pound, and costs a fraction of comparable prosthetics. But this high-tech dexterity comes at a price. […]