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Individual finger control for advanced prostheses demonstrated in primates

September 30, 2021

In a first, a computer that could fit on an implantable device has interpreted brain signals for precise, high-speed, multifinger movements in primates. This key step toward giving those who have lost limb function more natural, real-time control over advanced prostheses—or even their own hands—was achieved at the University of Michigan.

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Predicting how well a vaccine will work for you

September 3, 2021

A conventional approach to HIV vaccination does not induce immune responses in everyone equally, and a new computer model shows why. by James Lynch, Michigan Engineering In an advance that sheds light on why certain vaccines may influence people differently, a new computational approach developed at the University of Michigan may predict how individual patients […]

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Low levels of electrical current can block pain

August 27, 2021

A team from King’s College London, University of Michigan and Presidio Medical Inc., have published a study in Science Translational Medicine, demonstrating that low levels of electrical current can be used to inhibit pain signals in nerves from ever reaching the brain, resulting in a marked decrease in the levels of pain experienced by participants.

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