Message in an implant

Pierce, Julia
September 2005
Engineer (00137758);9/19/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7684, p14
Reports that a micro-sensor that could be injected into the brain to cure diseases, such as motor neuron disease, is being developed at Birmingham University in England. Impact of motor neuron disease on the upper brain stem; Function of the electrodes that can be implanted in the brain of the patient with Parkinson's disease; Risks in the surgical operation.


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