Electrode Array with needle-like microelectrodes facing upward
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.
ABOVE: Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate

The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.

The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.

ABOVE: Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

motor neurons

Early Training Forestalls Motor, Memory Difficulties in Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
Laura Dattaro | Mar 29, 2021
Manipulating the activity of neurons active during training had similar effects on the mice’s behavior.
Image of the Day: Neuron Guides
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 27, 2019
A gene helps motor neurons successfully venture out from the spinal cord to muscles during mouse development.
Discovering the Secrets of Motor Neurons with Single Cell Sequencing
LabTalk Podcast - Discovering the Secrets of Motor Neurons with Single Cell Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team, 10x Genomics | May 5, 2021
Researchers identify new motor neuron subgroups and gain insights into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning
The Scientist Staff | Sep 12, 2017
By stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.