Genetic Screening of Organoids

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-LIGHT tool for genetic screening tool for organoids
CRIPSR-Lineage Tracing at Cellular resolution in Heterogeneous Tissue (CRISPR-LICHT) is the term researchers [MORE]

Stranger than Fiction–Brain Organoids that “Think”

January 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human brain organoids
A neuroscience lab at University of California-San Diego “. . . has connected organoids to walking robots, modified [MORE]

Flow Monitor for Hydrocephalus Shunts

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flow sense hydrocephalus monitor
Rhaeos (Evanston, IL), a spinout from Northwestern University, specializes in addressing hydrocephalus, and this piece describes its [MORE]

Micro-Electrode Chip for Determining Nerve Transmission

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dual-mode microelectrode array (DM-MEA) system
From bioengineers in Basel and Zurich, Switzerland: “We report on a dual-mode high-density microelectrode array, which [MORE]

Newly Discovered Taste Cell

October 6, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

New type of tastebud
Researchers at the University of Buffalo report this: “Currently, it is thought that taste cells are primarily [MORE]

 Mr. RFS’s Brain

September 22, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Visual agnosia in patient RFS
You may remember Oliver Sacks’ 1985 book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” [MORE]

A BBB Chip

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

YongTae Kim with Blood brain barrier chip
Bioengineers at Georgia Tech have created a microfluidic chip representing the human blood-brain-barrier.  Accordingly, [MORE]

Magnetically Powered Bioelectronic Implants

August 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnetoelectric film on top of rice
From Rice University neuroengineers: “The neural stimulator draws its power from magnetic energy and is [MORE]

Whole Head Magnetoencephalography

August 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MEG helmet
For neuroimaging, engineers at the University of Nottingham have designed a helmet with sensors that combine optically-pumped magnetometers (OPMs), [MORE]

COVID and Neurological Disorders

July 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy
COVID-19’s symptoms are still sorting out, but perhaps its most frightening manifestation is acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy.  In [MORE]

A Better Brain-Machine Interface

June 16, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Schematic of the CMOS chip integrated with the microwire bundle
In this piece British, American and Swiss bioengineers “. . . [MORE]


April 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wiring diagram of fruit fly
“Connectomics is the process of attempting to create a three-dimensional map of every neuron in a [MORE]

Are Brain Organoids Accurate Models?

March 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human brain organoid
“. . . [A] stem cell biologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and his team demonstrate [MORE]

An Injectable Neural Stimulation Electrode

February 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kip Ludwig holds syringe with injectrode
Neuromoduation, via electrical stimulation, is a technique for treating seizures, chronic pain, depression, and opioid [MORE]