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Scientists manipulate brain cells using a smartphone

August 8, 2019

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural…
LLNL/UCSF-developed implants enable unprecedented recordings of brain activity

March 5, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists, working with researchers at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have developed…
Researchers Induce Sense of Smell via Electrical Stimulation for the First Time

November 27, 2018

For the first time ever, a group of researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have deployed electrodes to…
Electrochemical ‘roughening’ improves LLNL-developed flexible biological sensors

September 12, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers and scientists have developed a new technique that enhances the performance of…
AI-Controlled Brain Implant for Mental Disorders

November 27, 2017

In a presentation given during a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC, two groups of…
Using the body’s own cells as biosensors

May 25, 2017

The idea behind Efferent Labs – implanting a device containing living cells into the body to act as…
Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

March 1, 2017

New research from North Carolina State University offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches –…
Living sensors at your fingertips

February 18, 2017

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy,…
Interscatter communication enables first-ever implanted devices, smart contact lenses, credit cards that ‘talk’ Wi-Fi

August 22, 2016

University of Washington researchers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows devices such as brain implants,…
Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide

January 23, 2016

A new DARPA program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and…
Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away

January 19, 2016

A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial…
Implantable wireless devices trigger — and may block — pain signals

November 9, 2015

Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices…
Breakthrough for electrode implants in the brain

October 9, 2015

For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture…
Engineers develop a wireless, implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice

August 20, 2015

A miniature device that combines optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain – with…
WATCHMAN offers patients with atrial fibrillation alternative to warfarin therapy

May 15, 2015

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is among the first heart centers in the nation to use…
Implantable Sensors Improve Control for Prosthetic Limbs

August 11, 2014

When a muscles contracts it generates electricity. This electrical activity remains in the muscles of an amputated limb.…
UCLA to develop ‘brain prosthesis’ to help brain-injured patients recover memory

July 10, 2014

UCLA has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spearhead an innovative project aimed at…
MicroCHIPS develops contraceptive implant

July 8, 2014

Credit: MicroCHIPS Scientists are making drug development news with their investigations into ways that enable implantable devices to…
Update: Implantable device to beat high blood pressure

May 15, 2014

An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by…
Computer models of neuronal sound processing in the brain lead to cochlear implant improvements

January 22, 2014

Children learning to speak depend on functional hearing. So-called cochlear implants allow people with severe hearing loss to…
New password in a heartbeat: Researchers propose touch-to-access security for implanted devices

September 24, 2013

Pacemakers, insulin pumps, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices often have wireless capabilities that allow emergency workers to…
Medical Researchers Implant Telescope for Macular Degeneration

April 16, 2013

Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a…
New ‘transient electronics’ disappear when no longer needed

April 8, 2013

Scientists today described key advances toward practical uses of a new genre of tiny, biocompatible electronic devices that…
Farsighted engineer invents bionic eye to help the blind

March 28, 2013

For UCLA bioengineering professor Wentai Liu, more than two decades of visionary research burst into the headlines last month…
Wireless, implanted sensor broadens range of brain research

March 21, 2013

A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early…
Knowing When to Fold ‘Em

November 27, 2012

Electrical engineer Azita Emami is an expert in the 21st century technology of analog and digital circuits for computers, sensors,…
Harnessing Ear Power

November 13, 2012

Researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the…
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