Neuroengineers have developed a new, non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help transport vital medications to the brain by locally opening the blood-brain barrier with ultrasound.
Researchers have successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor implantable chips. The new artificial neurons could play a critical role in curing chronic neurological diseases.
Researchers are developing a new brain-to-brain communication headset that will allow the transfer of visual information from those with sight to the blind. The non-invasive system will 'write' information to neurons reprogrammed to fire in response to magnetic signals.
Researchers have developed a 3D printed prototype for a bionic eye. The team successfully printed an array of light receptors onto a hemispherical surface. This advance could revolutionize restoring vision to those who have lost their sight.
Researchers have developed a new method of reducing the time it takes to grow mini brain models in the lab. This may accelerate research into diseases and injury that affect the nervous system.
Using titanate nanowires treated with cerebrolysin, researchers have been able to target delivery to the brain and through the central nervous system. Researchers report the use of nanowires to deliver drugs could be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
New probe will provide researchers with a clearer picture of how neurons and different parts of the brain work together to process information.
Newly designed electronic skin allows a robotic hand to sense differences in temperature between hot and cold. Additionally, the skin can interpret computer signals to help the hand reproduce sign language, researchers report.
A newly developed cognitive hearing aid can monitor brain activity to determine who a person is listening to and amplifies that voice to assist the listener. The technology can help a hearing impaired person follow a conversation in a noisy environment far more easily.