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Paralyzed Man Moves Arm with Neuroprosthetic

By Jef Akst | March 30, 2017

Two chips implanted in a quadriplegic patient’s motor cortex and 36 electrodes in his right arm allow the man to control the movement of his right arm and hand.

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Artificial Ion Pump Mimics Neuronal Speed, Precision

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 3, 2016

Researchers create an artificial nerve that could be the forerunner of neural prosthetics.

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Artificial Touch Enabled

By Jef Akst | October 13, 2016

A quadriplegic 28-year-old man senses touch via stimulation of electrodes implanted in his somatosensory cortex.

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Opinion: Acquiring Extra Senses

By Bernd Fritzsch | September 1, 2016

Animals’ diverse sensory abilities will guide a technology-based revolution that gives humans perception beyond our natural senses.

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Artificial Skin Communicates with Neurons

By Jef Akst | 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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Bionic Eye Success

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2015

An 80-year-old man with age-related vision loss receives a retinal implant that allows him to see basic shapes.

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Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm

By Jef Akst | 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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Retinal Film Detects Light

By Jef Akst | 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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Cerebral Sleuths

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2014

For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.

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Contributors

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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