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Researchers Are Attempting To Build Better Brain Implants

by Rukmani Krishna on  August 22, 2013 at 12:39 AM Research News   - G J E 4
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.
 Researchers Are Attempting To Build Better Brain Implants
Researchers Are Attempting To Build Better Brain Implants
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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.

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When 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."

Source: Eurekalert
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