Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk
Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and for all, though. Their bendy e-Dura implant combines flexible electrodes (made of platinum and silicon microbeads), cracked gold electronic tracks and fluidic microchannels to deliver both electrical…
Organic ion transistor blocks pain signals from reaching the brain
A newly medical device could one day put the minds of chronic pain sufferers at ease by distributing the body's own natural pain relief signals at just the right time. The ion pump works by cutting off pain signals in the spinal chord before they reach the brain.
Scientists create nanobots that swim through blood - Redorbit
In a breakthrough that could bring us one step closer to nanorobotics drug delivery, experts at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich have developed machines that can easily travel through body fluids.