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Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation Using Ultrasound and Genetic Modification

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a technique they call sonothermogenetics, which combines ultrasound and genetic modification to achieve non-invasive neural control in deep brain regions. The technique involves using viral vectors to introduce genetic material encoding for ion channels to specific neurons in the brain. An external ultrasound probe can then… Read More »

Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child’s Death

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Users with small children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread+ exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The warning comes after one child died and dozens of others have been sucked underneath the home treadmill. One family pet also was injured, CPSC… Read More »

Electrodiagnosis of Ocular Diseases Using Sensor-Enabled Contacts

Electroretinography is a common technique for diagnosing and following up on eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and retinitis pigmentosa. To perform an electroretinography exam, a device is placed against the eye that projects light onto it and measures the resulting electrical signals that are generated by the retina. Commercial electroretinography devices are rigid… Read More »

The Only Dryer Sheets You Should Be Using

There’s a rumor going around that fabric-softening dryer sheets contain toxic chemicals that put your health at risk. While Healthline.com pushed back against these claims somewhat, more research is needed to be definite. The largest concern is the fragrances in dryer sheets. A 2011 study published by the Environmental Health Perspectives found that many fragrance… Read More »