An Artificial Synapse for “Brain-on-a-Chip” Device

March 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Synapse Researchers Tan, Kim, Choi
Quoting directly: “. . . engineers at MIT have designed an artificial synapse in such [MORE]

Monitoring Neuronal Connections

March 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

This story should be a companion piece to the one above: Caltech engineers have developed a “transneuronal control of transcription” [MORE]

LLNL’ Brain Chip

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is best known for developing advanced technologies for national security (i.e. nuclear weapons). But actually, it [MORE]

Allen Institute for Brain Research Opens It’s Cell Type Database to Researchers

December 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Brain Tissue
The human brain is made up of some 86 billion neurons and sorting them into “types” is akin [MORE]

A Better Way to Make Organic Bioelectronics

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organic Bioelectronics
Most of today’s neural implants are made of metal. They have good conductivity between electrodes and neurons, but risk [MORE]

RNA Sequencing with a Microfluidics Device

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single Cell RNA Sequencing
In order to map a brain, investigators have to show different cells types, and differences in each [MORE]

Million Electrode Array for Brain-Computer Interface

September 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Electrode
Under DARPA’s Neural Engineering Systems Design Program, engineers at Columbia University have developed a high density electrode array that’s [MORE]

Mind-Reading Machine

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Activation Patterns Identify Thoughts
Here’s a conundrum to consider: does a comatose person have a privacy right to their thoughts? [MORE]

New Progress with Antisense Oligonucleotides

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Reversing Ataxia in Mice
Ataxia, in its most severe form and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis share the same symptoms of life-threatening, deteriorating [MORE]

Three-in-One Fiber Offers Options for Brain Devices

April 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Multifunction Fibe
With a new thin-as-a-human-hair flexible fiber, MIT engineers were able to deliver optical, electrical and chemical signaling to [MORE]

Nanoelectronic “Thread” for Brain Probes

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neural Network
Biomechanical engineers at the University of Texas-Austin have made nanoelectronic thread for inserting probes into the brain. According to [MORE]

Artificial Synapses for Artificial Intelligence

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prof. Salleo Developing Artificial Synapse
As remarkable as implanted brain devices are in restoring some forms of normal neural activity, they [MORE]

Multiregional Brain-on-a-Chip

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain on a Chip
A bioengineering group at Harvard has built a brain-on-a-chip that models the neural connectome. This microfluidics device [MORE]

How Neural Organization Develops in an Infant

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Infants, younger than four months, have multipurpose brains that have not yet specialized in processing information such as facial recognition. [MORE]