May 20, 2024

A Device That Zaps the Spinal Cord Gave Paralyzed People Better Control of Their Hands

(MIT Technology Review) – Reid received the device, called ARCex, as part of a 60-person clinical trial. She and the other participants completed two months of physical therapy, followed by two months of physical therapy combined with stimulation. The results, … Read More

May 15, 2024

As the FDA Evaluates Ecstasy Treatment for PTSD, Questions Mount About the Evidence

(NPR) – Clinical trials have inspired optimism in the drug for its potential to help the millions of Americans who experience PTSD. Accounts from some of those who’ve participated in the trials describe the treatment as transformational. But new and … Read More

May 13, 2024

First Person to Receive a Genetically Modified Pig Kidney Transplant Dies Nearly 2 Months Later

(Associated Press) – The first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure, his family and the hospital that performed the surgery said Saturday. Richard “Rick” Slayman had the transplant … Read More