A new study out today in the journal Nature Communications shows that cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection and injury also play an important role in rewiring the connections between nerve cells.
Dr. Anton Porsteinsson is director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Research and Education Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, N.Y. He said distinguishing the chicken from the egg in studies like this can be tricky.
Now, a group of engineers wants to help people “touch” virtual environments in a more natural way, and they built a wearable suit to do just that.
Designed by Lucian Copeland, Morgan Sinko and Jordan Brooks while they were students at the University of Rochester, in New York, the suit looks something like a bulletproof vest or light armor.
Earlier this month, a scientific panel hired by VA released a report saying the department should stop searching for causes of Gulf War illnesses and instead focus on monitoring and treating those who are sick.