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Artificial Skin Communicates with Neurons

By | October 19, 2015

A new flexible sensor can detect touch and generate electrical pulses that signal intensity of pressure to mouse neurons in vitro.

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Lending an Ear

By | September 1, 2015

Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.

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image: Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm

Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm

By | July 10, 2015

Researchers network the brains of three monkeys to create a “living computer” that can steer an image of a robotic arm toward a target.

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image: Retinal Film Detects Light

Retinal Film Detects Light

By | November 13, 2014

A new light-sensitive nanotube-based film could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.

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Neuroprosthetics

By , and | November 1, 2014

Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.

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Smarter Prostheses

By | October 10, 2014

Artificial limbs and their wearers achieve more sensitive communication thanks to engineering advances.

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Prosthetics Pioneer Dies

By | June 3, 2014

Melvin Glimcher, inventor of the prosthetic “Boston Arm,” which moves in response to electrical signals from the wearer, has passed away at age 88.

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image: FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm

FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm

By | May 14, 2014

The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.

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Cochlear Implant Gene Therapy

By | April 23, 2014

The surgically implanted device can be tweaked to provide short electric bursts that send a nerve-growing gene into local cells, a study on guinea pigs shows.

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DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore

By | April 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense is solidifying its focus on the life sciences with a new division of biotechnology.  

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