Tag Archives: Branches of biology

19Oct/20

MED-EL: First Surgeries Ever in Europe with a Totally Implantable Cochlear Implant

Leading hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL sets another revolutionary milestone in its long-standing history of technological innovations. On 24 September, the first person in Europe received a novel totally implantable cochlear implant (TICI). It was implanted by Prof. Dr. Philippe Lefebvre, head of the ENT Department of the CHU of Liège and Professor at the University of Liège in Belgium within a feasibility study. The TICI is expected to give users great hearing with even more comfort. However, it will take several years before it receives market approval. Read more

17Aug/20

Neurotechnology Introduces BrainAccess Development Kit for Brain-Computer Interface Applications

Neurotechnology today announced the launch of the BrainAccess Development Kit. The kit offers a full dry-contact electroencephalography (EEG) solution including the electrodes, headware, electroencephalograph, EEG signal acquisition and processing software and brain-computer interface (BCI) example algorithms. The BrainAccess Development Kit can be used to develop applications where a person controls a computer or other device through activities such as eye movements, visual focus, relaxation state or other subtle changes that can be detected in the user’s EEG signal patterns. Read more

21Nov/17

Brain activity shows dogs learn in their sleep, say Hungarian scientists

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.
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08Nov/17

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognise human faces

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UNKNOWN/DATE UPLOADED: NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (JENNY MORTON/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Sheep have been trained to recognise the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (CALTECH) – A brainless, spineless, pulsating organism has a key behaviour in common with humans: sleep. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Broken heart syndrome explained

A new study details the case of a Texan woman who was left hospitalized with broken heart syndrome after the death of her dog. Continue reading

25Sep/17

Our sleep patterns inherited from hunter-gatherers, says study

A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

15Aug/17

Blue light from electronic devices has negative impact on sleep, study says

Looking at digital devices at night could be ruining our sleep, according to the authors of a new study. Continue reading

14Aug/17

Study claims shooter games can harm the brain

A new study by the University of Montreal has found that different types of games can impact the human brain both positively and negatively. Continue reading

06Jul/17

Hackers may be able to predict passwords through brainwaves, according to study

A new study shows hackers could learn your passwords by using algorithms to learn the patterns of brainwaves through the use of EEG headsets. Continue reading