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Monday, May 23, 2016

Implantable Devices For The Brain

Engineering Implantable Devices for the Brain

Ian Wright | May 17, 2016

Engineering might be difficult, but it’s not exactly brain surgery.
At least, it wasn’t until a joint research effort between a pediatric neurosurgeon and an electrical engineer brought these disparate fields together at last.
Their ultimate goal is to monitor and stimulate individual human brain cells at room temperature with an microelectromechanical system (MEMS) implanted just above the inner table of the skull for long-term human use. This could make a significant contribution to elimination of brain disease.

"The work is being driven by a Defense Department interested in treating the rash of brain injuries emerging from modern warfare..." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide. New effort aims for fully implantable devices able to connect with up to one million neurons. January 19, 2016) and (Implantable Chip Measures and Adjusts Dopamine Levels in Mouse Brain. March 25, 2016)>

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