Posts tagged Rat
Humans And Rats Interact Via Virtual Reality 'Beaming' Experiment

Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Barcelona have built a virtual reality system that allows for humans and rats to interact.  These cross-species meetings have tested a process known as 'beaming' in which people take control of digital representations of themselves to carry out virtual interactions. Think Avatar; but with rats. 

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Rat Walks Again After Spinal Cord Injury. A Cure For Human Paralysis?

The rat you see in the above photo, besides being in an action shot you'd compare to the likes of a 90s training montage, was paralysed with a spinal cord injury just a few weeks ago.  Thanks to a special treatment developed by researchers at the EPFL, control over its own limbs has been regained, posing a possible cure to human paralysis.

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