Bioelectronics Herald the Rise of the Cyborg

December 11, 2017

(Science) – Lieber’s result, together with other advances on display at the meeting, heralds a new era in bioelectronics, when electronics integrated seamlessly into nervous tissue could lead to innovative treatments in humans for everything from blindness and paralysis to brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. For now, the researchers are working mostly in animals, and are primarily just listening to neural activity to understand the brain.

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