A team of researchers at MIT’s McGovern and Picower Institutes has advanced the clinical potential of a thin, flexible fiber designed to simultaneously monitor and manipulate neural activity at targeted sites in the brain.
The fibers could help with testing treatments for nerve-related pain.
New soft-bodied robots that can be controlled by a simple magnetic field are well suited to work in confined spaces.
MIT engineers’ new technology can probe the neural circuits that influence hunger, mood, and a variety of diseases.
Miniaturized device activates drugs in a small region deep within the brain.
Magnetic nanodiscs can be activated by an external magnetic field, providing a research tool for studying neural responses.
Method could shed light on nitric oxide’s role in the neural, circulatory, and immune systems.
Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release
Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force