February 11, 2019

Drinking

Binge drinking during teenage life has been shown to lasting impact on the brain wirings and is linked to higher risk of alcohol use disorder and psychological problems later in life. In a recent study, a team of researchers at the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics (CARE) at the University of Illinois, Chicago has demonstrated that these lasting effects are due to epigenetic changes that alter the expression of

3D Printed Rubber Materials

A newly developed 3D printed rubber materials can repair themselves, an advance that could bring transformation in the manufacturing of tires, shoes, and soft robotics, according to a study published in NPG Asia Materials. Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering (USC Viterbi), the new material is described to have the advantage of being quick to produce

Speech

Vocoder, a device that harnesses the power of AI and speech synthesizers, could monitor an individual’s brain activity to reconstruct the words they imagine to speak. Neuroengineers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute have recently created an innovative system that enables translation of thought into intelligible and recognizable speech, a discovery that could provide new techniques for computer to communicate directly with the brain and help individuals suffering from different disorders or