Neuroprosthetics

Source: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Summary: Scientists have developed a miniaturized electronic platform for the stimulation and recording of peripheral nerve fibers on a chip. More Information: Sandra Gribi et al, “A microfabricated nerve-on-a-chip platform for rapid assessment of neural conduction in explanted peripheral nerve fibers”, Nature Communications (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06895-7  Read More →

Insulating Sheath

Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison Summary: Scientists have discovered that renewed thin myelin sheaths can restore impaired nervous system function. The nerve fibers of the central nervous system (CNS) in humans and other mammals are wrapped by an insulating sheath made up of lipids and proteins which help in the transmission of nerve impulses orRead More →