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Tech Overview: Neuroprosthetics Part 1

Introduction – Therapeutic Potential Since the 1960s, neural interfaces have been used to record neural activity or stimulate neural tissue in humans and animals 1. Millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders which disrupt connections within the brain and between brain and body causing impairments of primary functions and paralysis. Such a

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Near-infrared fluorophores for Neuroscience research and engineering

Introduction Despite the advent of recent imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound scanners, imaging of deep tissues has been difficult due to poor photon penetration. In mammalian tissues, which is opaque to light in the visible spectrum (400-700nm), traditional imaging has increasing photon

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White Paper: All-Optical Imaging & Stimulation Tools for In Vivo Neuroscience

This white paper was published on the the Mightex website Introduction A long-standing objective in neuroscience has been elucidating how in vivo neural activity relates to sensory processing, behaviour, cognition, and/or  cortical processing. Researchers have attempted to understand this relationship by developing a wide-range of all-optical tools for simultaneous imaging and manipulation of neural

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Research Summary – Overeating and Alcohol Consumption

Very interesting Nature Communications article by our soon-to-be colleague, Craig Blomeley, and his collaborators, linking alcohol consumption with overeating in humans. Great timing on this topic for the festive season too! But a bit more about the research done for this publication: The mechanisms are unclear, and have been proposed to involve intoxication-induced disregard

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New technology: Efficient real time brain spike detection

A team of researchers headed by those at the University of Southampton have recently demonstrated a new way to encode and compress neuronal spiking activity in real time. Besides its implications of finding efficient links between biology and electronics, the Southampton team hopes that this research will lead to a new type of autonomous

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