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]

Smaller, Lighter, Cheaper: Portable MRI

February 18, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prototype portable MR
This piece mostly is business-related about a Guilford, CT company, Hyperfine, which is developing small, portable MRI machines.  [MORE]

MRI Imaging of the Aging Brain’s Molecular Content

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aging brain has molecular changes
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown a process for profiling molecular changes in [MORE]

Robotic Catheter for Clearing Brain Clots

December 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic guidewire to clear brain clots
“Engineers at MIT have now developed a steerable guidewire that responds to a magnetic field [MORE]