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.
Hailed by many as a breakthrough for neuroscience research, a new study reports brain-in-a-dish models may not be as useful as reported previously. The study reports instead of differentiating normally into the brain's distinctive cell types, cerebral organoids often express mixed genes normally found in different kinds of cells.
Neuroengineers have created an ultra-small, wireless, battery-free device that uses light to record individual neurons. The device will give researchers a new platform to gain insight into the underpinning mechanisms of the brain.
MIT researchers have developed a soft, flexible, 3D printed neural implants that can conform to the contours of the brain. The implant can monitor neural activity over long periods of time, without aggravating surrounding tissue.
A new vestibular implant can significantly reduce dizziness, restore balance, and improve the quality of life for people with bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH).
A newly developed biodegradable microcapsule that delivers nerve growth factor guides the development of hippocampal neurons in in-vitro experiments.
Study explains the human tendency to look at a situation, or object, that needs improvement in different contexts, and instead, generally believe adding an element is a better solution than removing one.
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.
A new bio-inspired slow-release system for site 1 sodium channel blockers helps release anesthesia, providing prolonged nerve blocking with minimal toxicity.