Brain chip enables injured rats to control movements
Prosthesis bypasses damaged area to connect distant neurons
By Laura Sanders, 15:58 PM December 9, 2013
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With a futuristic brain patch, brain-injured rats regained the ability to reach out and grab a bit of food. The results, in which a newly created electrical device bypasses a damaged brain area, may ultimately lead to ways to repair damage from stroke, blast injuries and diseases such as Parkinson’s.
The findings, published December 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “open the door for new experiments and new ways of approaching brain repair after injury,” ...
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