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Thought control of robotic arms using the BrainGate system

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 May 2012

braingate-1Collaboration between researchers from Brown University, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Providence VA Medical Center, as well as researchers from Stanford University who recently joined the project, resulted with the BrainGate project – a project where restorative neurotechnology is connected with externally powered communication systems, environmental control systems, and assistive devices by persons unable to use… »

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Single GFP-expressing cell is basis of a living biological laser device

By Rob Aid
One Comment13 June 2011

laser-beam-sharkTwo researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a living laser, in which a single cell genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP). Before you start thinking about sharks with lasers or other science fiction creatures, this technology is used to amplify photons into nanosecond-long pulses of laser… »