New probe will provide researchers with a clearer picture of how neurons and different parts of the brain work together to process information.
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.
Using minimally invasive brain implants, researchers evoked the sense of touch in patients who had lost tactile sensations. The technique could be used to restore tactile sensations to those with paralysis and neuropathy.
Clinical trials are underway for 'robotic legs' that can help those with movement disorders to regain mobility.
A new 'click on' prosthetic arm allow can be controlled by thought.
A new synthetic conduit can bridge large nerve gaps by guiding the regrowth of neurons. When implanted into the arms of macaques with nerve defects in their arms, the conduit boosted neurogenesis and the nerve's ability to conduct signals for a year.
A new bio-inspired slow-release system for site 1 sodium channel blockers helps release anesthesia, providing prolonged nerve blocking with minimal toxicity.
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.