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Neurotechnology – News and Features

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Researchers Develop Light-Activated Drugs for Neuropathic Pain

A team of researchers has developed light-activated derivatives of the anti-epileptic drug carbamazepine to treat neuropathic pain. These compounds, which show analgesic effects when activated by light, can inhibit nerve signals locally and on demand.
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Researchers Discover New Neural Biomarker for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A specific neural activity pattern has been identified as a new biomarker to predict and monitor OCD.
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Ultrasound Technology Can Be Used To Boost Mindfulness, Study Finds

Using low-intensity ultrasound technology, researchers can noninvasively alter the brain region associated daydreaming. They found that doing so enhanced feelings of mindfulness, marking a major advancement in the field of neuroscience.
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New Material Derived From Graphene Improves the Performance of Neuroprostheses

A study has demonstrated in animal models how a graphene derivative allows the creation of smaller electrodes, which can interact more selectively with the nerves they stimulate, thus improving the efficacy of neuroprostheses.
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2024 Is the Year for Brain-Computer Interfaces

In this article, JoJo Platt and Ruthi Aladjem from Corundum Neuroscience discuss why 2024 is the year for brain-computer interfaces.
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RNA Editing Differs in Living vs Postmortem Brains

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shed valuable light on the nuanced functions and intricate regulatory methods of RNA editing, a critical mechanism underlying brain development and disease.
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Industry Insight

Advancing Neurotech From Brain Surface to Brain Depths

This article highlights advancements in neurotechnology that were recently presented in three papers at the 2024 VLSI conference.
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New Wearable Device Modulates Brain Neurons in Mice

McKelvey School of Engineering researchers have developed a noninvasive technology combining a holographic acoustic device with genetic engineering that allows them to precisely target affected neurons in the brain.
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Trash-Sorting Robot Mimics Complex Human Sense of Touch

In Applied Physics Reviews, by AIP Publishing, researchers from Tsinghua University worked to break through the difficulties of robotic recognition of various common, yet complex, items.
A plastic model of the human brain, bisected to reveal different regions.
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Non-Invasive Stimulation Technique Probes Deep Into the Human Brain

A new non-invasive brain stimulation technique can target deep brain regions that are the control centers of several important cognitive functions.
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