For the first time ever, a neural device has been used to restore locomotion in paralysed primates. It may be years before clinical trials can begin for humans, but this latest breakthrough marks an important step in that direction.
Secretly gloating over the misfortunes of others (a.k.a. schadenfreude) might not be noble, but it’s certainly universal. Neuroscientists may have just identified the brain cells associated with that feeling.