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20 April 2010

Silk implant records brain waves

A brain implant made partly of silk can melt onto the surface of the brain, providing an "intimate" connection for recording signals.

A brain implant made partly of silk can melt onto the surface of the brain, providing an "intimate" connection for recording signals, researchers reported.

John Rogers of the University of Illinois, Urbana and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University in Boston made the electrode arrays using protein from silk and thin metal electrodes.

 
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