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Non-invasive brain stimulation meets nanotechnology



MIT Researchers Devel­op Wire­less, Non­in­va­sive Deep Brain Stim­u­la­tion Approach (Med Device online):

Sci­en­tists have intro­duced a nov­el method of admin­is­ter­ing brain stim­u­la­tion that requires no implants or exter­nal con­nec­tions. By inject­ing mag­net­ic nanopar­ti­cles into the brain, researchers have found that they can manip­u­late neu­rons by apply­ing exter­nal mag­net­ic fields Read the rest of this entry »

The future of biosensors and nanotechnology: A conversation with Sonia Contera

nanotechnologyImag­ine a future where dia­betes is mon­i­tored and man­aged, not with fin­ger prick blood tests and reg­u­lar insulin injec­tions, but with a small sen­sor implant­ed under the skin that mon­i­tors blood sug­ar lev­els, releas­es insulin as need­ed and com­mu­ni­cates the details to a smart phone. Wel­come to the sub­atom­ic world of nan­otech­nol­o­gy. With devel­op­ments in the field, it is a future that we could be liv­ing in not too far from now. As I heard dur­ing my recent con­ver­sa­tion with Dr Sonia Con­tera, Co- Direc­tor of the Oxford Mar­tin Pro­gramme on Nan­otech­nol­o­gy, biosen­sors are one of the most promis­ing med­ical appli­ca­tions of nan­otech­nol­o­gy, and like­ly to be one of the first to be realised. Read the rest of this entry »

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