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    3D Tech to Help Create Human Nerve Cells for Transplants

    A group of US researchers has developed a 3D micro-scaffold technology that promotes reprogramming of stem cells into neurons and supports growth of neuronal connections capable of transmitting electrical signals. The injection of these networks of functioning human neural cells — compared to injecting individual cells – dramatically improved their survival following transplantation into mouse […]

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    New ‘Social’ Robot Can Teach Better Than Humans

    A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on a new social robot that is helping students learn through personalised interactions. A team led by Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, developed a socially assistive robot called “Tega” that is designed to serve […]