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Carbon nanotubes offer safer method of implanting electrodes into brain

By Faye Oney / January 2, 2018

Scientists at Rice University have developed a device that uses microfluidics to implant carbon nanotube fibers into brain tissue. Their device could help scientists learn more about cognitive processes and improve therapies for patients with neurological disorders.

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A window to the brain: Biocompatible ceramics open clear options for ultrasonic brain treatment

By April Gocha / August 29, 2017

An international group of researchers has a clear idea for a solution to deliver noninvasive ultrasound brain treatment to patients—a transparent ceramic window implanted into the skull that would allow continued ultrasonic therapy delivered directly to the brain.

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Doctors perform first-ever glass brain replacement surgery

By April Gocha / April 1, 2016

Thanks to advancements in glass technology that allow the material to store more data than ever before, medical scientists have devised a novel glass data storage organ to replace humans’ most advanced asset.

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Beyond data transfer: Fiber optics deliver light to the brain to treat jet lag and insomnia

By April Gocha / February 11, 2015

Researchers at Vanderbilt University may have found yet another use for optical fibers—to treat Circadian rhythm problems, including insomnia and jet lag.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / November 20, 2012

In the spirit of the Thankgiving Day feast, we offer a wide sampling of interesting and perhaps unexpected stories to fill your intellectual palate. Mo-Sci breaks ground for new industrial glass company The Rolla Regional Economic Commission’s Glass for Good Initiative, which focuses on the growing bioactive glass industry in Rolla, just gained a stronger…

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