Virtual Reality for Freely Moving Animals

Experiments that place untethered fish, flies, and mice in simulated environments give clues about the animals’ social behavior. Flies, fish, and mice can now enter virtual reality (VR) without being tied down. European researchers have developed a set-up for freely moving animals that may offer more detailed insight into how animals’ brains work in social situations. They describe the system today (August 21) in Nature Methods.

Exoskeletons will allow to improve the mobility of children with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a chronic non-progressive motor violation, usually resulting from lesions or anomalies in brain development in the perinatal period of fetal development. In the result of cerebral palsy usually suffer from a General mental activity of the child and his ability to move. And this kid can’t do and survive without the help of adults. The staff of the National Institute of health has developed and is currently testing an exoskeleton that can make the patients with cerebral palsy children more independent and mobile.

Researcher from Kazakhstan among World's 100 Most Promising Young Scientists

Yelena Novikova is an early-career researcher from Kazakhstan, who took part in the Think 20 Summit that was mandated by this Year’s German Presidency in the Group of 20. G20 Think 20 Global Solutions Summit brought together a variety of Nobel Laureates, Ministers, Young researchers and even entrepreneurs with high potential from all over the world.