Neural Electronics

Scientists have created an ultrathin, flexible, electronic implant that essentially melts into place on the brain's surface, and may pave the way for a new generation of medical devices.

Scientists have created an ultrathin, flexible, electronic implant that essentially melts into place on the brain's surface. The new technology could help in the development of new devices for monitoring and controlling seizures, and for transmitting signals from the brain past damaged parts of the spinal cord. The implants, which are made partly from silk, have been shown to record brain activity better than the current, thicker implants embedded with similar electronic systems.

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