The Curious Hole in My Head
Born without my left temporal lobe, a brain region thought to be critical for language, I’ve been a research subject for much of my life.
A memory prosthesis could restore memory in people with damaged brains
Brain electrodes designed to mimic the hippocampus appear to boost the encoding of memories—and are twice as effective in people with poor memory.
BMS-backed Arsenal Bio pulls trigger on $220M series B, touting potential fleet of gene-edited cell therapies
Embryos with DNA from three people develop normally in first safety study
Researchers in China show that a technique used to replace diseased mitochondria does not affect early development.
Smart software untangles gene regulation in cells
Working out how a cell is wired lets researchers find key regulators of behaviour.
Beam-linked startup launches with an eye on the next generation of RNA drugs
Prehistoric child’s amputation is oldest surgery of its kind
Skeleton missing lower left leg and dated to 31,000 years ago provides the earliest known evidence for surgical limb removal.
New malaria vaccine shows high efficacy, yields high hopes
‘Breakthrough’ finding shows how modern humans grow more brain cells than Neanderthals
Lab experiments pinpoint extra brain growth orchestrated by a single gene change in modern humans
Deerfield backs a Penn spinout aiming to shake up Parkinson's treatments using stem cells, brain surgery