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A team of scientists have developed an ultra-thin brain implant that can administer medication to targeted areas deep within the brain structure.
Learn more about the device and how it can help people living with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
A Revolutionary Approach to Medication Administration
In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers have created an ultra-thin brain implant that can deliver medications to the brain by remote control.
When a person has Alzheimer’s disease, they lose a large number of brain cells – or neurons – in specific regions of the brain. The process starts in the area called the hippocampus, where memories are processed for long-term storage.
Scientists have been trying to figure out just how to restore these lost brain cells for some time, through a process called neurogenesis.
Neurogenesis is the process by which brain cells, known as neurons, are produced by neural stem cells. The assumption is that if the neurons are replaced, cognitive function will be restored. But in the past, neurogenesis involving stem cell Read more