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New Brain Implant Transmits Full Words from Neural Signals

Earlier generations of neuroprostheses have relied on communications from the brain to the limb or hand muscles to activate letters on a keyboard. Now, researchers have decoded the origin of brain signals controlling speech and created the new neuroprosthesis that facilitates the production of whole words, yielding a faster word-per-minute rate.

The Immune System’s Weirdest Weapon

Despite being the most abundant white cells in the blood, neutrophils have a history of being considered inessential – noted more for their propensity to die than for the roles they play in keeping us alive. However, neutrophils harbor one of the immune system's most unique armaments - weaponizing its own DNA.