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Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

Quantum dots, known for their use in TV screens, could change the field of medical research. These nanoparticles may be used as optical sensors or imaging probes in living brains. Their long-lasting fluorescence compared to organic dyes makes them the ideal candidates for tracking cell behaviors or delivering drugs in the body. ...
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Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

Neuralink plans to implant electrodes into the brain of people suffering from paralysis. The aim is to use a brain-machine interface (BMI) to overcome limitations caused by injury or disease in the brain and body. ...
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The new field of sonogenetics uses sound waves to control the behavior of brain cells

The new field of sonogenetics uses sound waves to control the behavior of brain cells

Is the field of sonogenetics the future of optogenetics? Sreekanth Chalasani of the University of California San Diego explains how using sound waves to control the behavior of brain cells could revolutionize the fields of neuroscience and medicine. ...
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Neural Stimulation for less than a Dollar

Neural Stimulation for less than a Dollar

Researchers from the University of Toronto designed and 3D printed their own neural stimulation devices. These devices cost under a dollar to produce and assembly time is less than 20 minutes ...
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Optogenetics inspires a chip that mimics Neuron function

Optogenetics inspires a chip that mimics Neuron function

Optogenetics have inspired manufacturing of a black phosphorous chip that is able to learn and forget in similar ways that we do. Read on to find out how ...
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