Nanomaterial Regrows Severed Nerves

December 12, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanomaterial stimulates and regrows severed nerves like sci-fi tech
“In a move that echoes a sci-fi series, researchers have developed a [MORE]

Stem Cells to Functional Nerves

December 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nerve repair by using gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem cells
“In this study [from neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania], gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem [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]

Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

April 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Peripheral nerve regeneration
“University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide — a polymer tube — [MORE]

The Present and Future of Neurostimulation

April 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neural Implants
“Engineers have concocted dust-sized brain implants, electrodes that climb nerves like a vine, electrodes made from flexible materials such [MORE]

Regrown Inner Ear Hair Reverses Hearing Loss

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

External ear with hair follicles
Animals other than mammals are able to regenerate nerve structures—e.g. inner ear hair cells—that maintain hearing [MORE]

Optical Magnetic Field Sensor Detects Nerve Impulses

August 30, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nerve impulses, in traveling through the body, generate ultra-small magnetic fields which scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute (University of [MORE]

Detecting Nerve Impulses from Outside the Body, at Room Temperature

March 22, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Optical Magnetometre
Before this gets too exciting, realize that this piece refers to measuring the sciatic nerve impulse of a frog’s [MORE]

Nerves of Steel (almost)

July 15, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid Metal Nerves
Liquid metal is an alloy of gallium, indium and selenium which takes a fluid phase at body temperature [MORE]

Artificial Nerves Alternative to Grafts

October 15, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Schwann cells are those that support and protect neurons.  They form the myelin sheath, for example, on brain axons.  [MORE]

Nerve Regenerating Gel

August 6, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed what they call a “Guiding Regeneration Gel,” made of antioxidants, synthetic laminen [MORE]

Nerve Mapping Technology

June 25, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Example of Mechanomyography
Approximately 80% of adults will suffer back pain at some time in their lives, sciatica being [MORE]

Optogenetic Switches Light Up Neural Networks

February 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Harvard researchers have successfully transferred an electro-fluorescent protein, rhodopsin, to mammalian heart cells in such a way that the conductivity [MORE]