Full-text search Fulltext search 21 Resultate Rhythmical activity detected in lab-grown mini-brains In the laboratory, scientists have created miniature brains whose cells interact with each other and produce electrical activity. But just how much do the models have to do with the original? First microsurgery with robot Pioneering micro-surgery: At the University Hospital in Zurich, a patient was given the finest connections between lymph vessels and veins - by robot. The sensor that sweats with you Engineers at MIT have developed a sweat-proof electronic "skin." The design could lead to adaptable, wearable monitors for monitoring skin cancer and other diseases. New algorithms help with anesthesia Anesthetic drugs affect the brain. But to tell if a patient will remain unconscious during surgery, most anesthesiologists rely on heart rate, breathing rate and movement. Algorithms could improve this process. Robot evokes ghost illusions in Parkinson's patients Researchers have succeeded in evoking tangible but invisible presences in Parkinson's patients with the help of a robot. Researchers investigate environmental risks of nanomedicines Nanomaterials are opening up new possibilities in medicine. But what if such nanomaterials escape into the environment? Empa researchers are currently assessing potential risks. Leg prosthesis communicates with the brain thanks to a new interface An international research team led jointly from Zurich and Lausanne has developed a novel interface between leg prostheses and the wearer’s thigh that transmits sensations to the brain. The interface has already enabled two volunteers to walk more easily and has reduced their phantom pain. Diagnostics: A new era begins Artificial intelligence could revolutionize medical diagnostics – for example the algorithm developed by the pathologist Viktor Kölzer. But this revolution requires data. And data requires protection. More targeted therapy for multiple sclerosis Researchers have created a reference database of a blood marker that can be used to measure the disease state of patients with multiple sclerosis. They hope this will open the way to more targeted and personalised therapies. Completely paralysed patient can communicate again With the help of electrodes implanted in the brain, a paralysed ALS patient has regained a simple form of communication ability. A computer decodes letters from his brain signals.