James Kingsland is a passionate gardener who works as a freelance science and medical journalist in his spare time. Over the years he has written, edited and sub-edited for New Scientist, Nature and the Guardian newspaper in London, among other publications. He is the author of two books: Siddhartha’s Brain about the neuroscience of meditation and enlightenment, and Am I Dreaming? about the benefits and pitfalls of altered states of consciousness.
Paralyzed Mice Walk Again with Designer Cytokine 🧬 🐁 🧠
A research team at Ruhr-University Bochum succeeded in getting mice to walk again, after a complete cross-sectional injury using gene therapy. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves.