The mind controlled robot arm that lets the paralysed write and eat

'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again Scientists say they could one day decode the unique patterns of activity in the brain underlying speechThey could potentially create a device that would communicate words as they were thought | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 22 August 2012 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, communicates through a computer Paralysis sufferers could learn to talk again after scientists discovered how the brain allows us to pronounce vowels, claims research.

From silencing snoring to easing depression, how doctors are using jolts of electricity to improve our health

From silencing snoring to easing depression, how doctors are using jolts of electricity to improve our health | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 22 May 2012 Every day, scores of patients across the UK receive electric shocks from their doctor.

Passing electric current through the brain "lifts half of patients from depression"

Passing electric current through the brain 'lifts half of patients from depression' | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 8 March 2012 Passing electric currents through the brain has been found to lift half of patients out of depression, according to a new study.

Depression: Brain pacemaker could finally give relief to long-suffering depressives

A cure for depression Brain pacemaker puts 58% of patients into remission After two years 92% of patients tested had responded to the treatment People suffering from depression and bipolar disorder who don't respond to drugs and therapy could finally find relief from their symptoms thanks to a brain pacemaker. The medical device is implanted under the skull and sends electrical impulses deep into the brain