If looks could kill (a brief history of Botox)

Honey, aloe, frankincense oil, almond oil, mucilage paper—these were all ancient remedies for the age-old problem of wrinkles.  But a bacterial toxin of which five hundred grams could kill the entire human race? Though it sounds more like a terror plot from a Hollywood doomsday movie, such a deadly substance is, in fact, the most […]

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Neural interface primer

Primer on neural interfaces for robotic prosthetics: Clay Lacefield The movement for development of neural interfaces for robotic prosthetics has been driven recently by three major factors: new techniques in recording the activity of neural populations, new findings about the encoding of information in such neural populations that have arisen from use of these techniques, […]

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