A new paper examines how neuron-like implants could treat brain disorders

A new paper explores why neuron-like implants could offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | Sept. 20, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology alzheimers-disease brain charles-lieber chemistry deep-brain-stimulation learning memory mind nanotechnology nature-biotechnology neurological-disease neuroscience neurosurgery parkinsons-disease psychiatric-disorders

Axon moves past role as a nerve cell’s foot soldier

Now research suggests that a nerve cells’ axons may be making decisions on their own, challenging the dogma that the nucleus and cell body are the control centers of the neuron.

Harvard Gazette | Feb. 15, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology autism basic-research jeffrey-macklis neurological-disease neuron

Axon moves past role as a nerve cell’s foot soldier

Now research suggests that a nerve cells’ axons may be making decisions on their own, challenging the dogma that the nucleus and cell body are the control centers of the neuron.

Harvard Gazette | Feb. 15, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology autism basic-research jeffrey-macklis neurological-disease neuron

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