Solutions to restore motor function in individuals who have suffered from spinal cord injuries, stroke or multiple sclerosis could be held by new implantation materials. "Microelectrodes embedded chronically in the brain could hold promise for using neural activity to restore motor function in individuals who have, suffered from spinal cord injuries," said Dr. Capadona.
Furthermore, Capadona and his colleagues' method allows for measurement of mechanical properties using microsize scales. Previous methods typically require large or nano-sized samples of material, and data has to be scaled, which doesn't always work.
AdvertisementWhen asked why Dr. Capadona and his colleagues published their methods with JoVE, he responded "We choose JoVE because of the novel format to show readers visually what we are doing. If a picture is worth [a] thousand words, a video is worth a million."