Parkinson’s disease (related to the human brain cells) is one of the world’s most common long term degenerative ailments of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. This causes the patients to lose dopamine neurons that are responsible for the motor control center of the brain. According to the stats from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, there are more than 10 million people who suffer from it worldwide with more than 60,000 cases diagnosed in the US alone.
Artificial Intelligence is changing the world and at an extremely fast speed. The challenge and promise are that the intelligent machines will be able to do every task with an exceedingly precise manner and at far cheaper rates. Read the Post Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Exceed Human Performance?
Some of the American researchers at the Rice University are working on a prototype of a chip named as FlatScope. The chip can be implanted in the human brain and could help in restoring sight and hearing. An advancement that would help those millions who are affected by any or both of such losses (visual or auditory losses).
Some scientists think that we already understand what consciousness is or that, it is just an illusion. On the other hand, many other scientists think that we have not grasped where the consciousness comes from- Quantum Physics.
The multidisciplinary center of biology and engineering that is known as the scientific biology (Bio-hacking) is developing at a neck breaking pace and is opening new views that could hardly be imagined by anyone of us. In the new research, a professor of ASU’s Biodesign Institute, Alex Green, demonstrated how living cells can be induced for accomplishing the computations in the manner of computers or tiny robots.