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Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue


December 18, 2017

Carbon nanotube electrodes are flexible like wet noodles, but researchers at Rice University have developed a method to implant them in brain tissue. Implanted wires could help patients with neurological diseases and help scientists explore cognitive processes and develop implants to help people see, hear and to control artificial limbs.Full Story

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