SCIENCE features Pitt research on brain-body connections
Work by David Levinthal, MD, PhD, and colleagues suggests that stress disrupts vagal pathways, thus hindering digestion and allowing ulcer-inducing bacteria to damage the stomach.
Monday, May 24, 2021
NYT: Blind man's sight partially restored through optogenetics
Jose-Alain Sahel and colleagues report in Nature Medicine how they added light-sensitive proteins to the man’s retina, which when paired with high-tech goggles gave him a blurry view of objects.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Sense of touch improves control of robotic arm
In Science, bioengineers describe how adding artificial tactile perception with a brain-controlled robotic arm cut in half the amount of time it took to grasp and move objects.