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March 17th, 2007

Scientists make new research

We have yet another advance on the road to retinal and cochlear implants, this time in the realm of nanotechnology.

A group of scientists at Stanford University have used carbon nanotubes to construct electrodes that successfully stimulate neurons in rats. The promise here is that such neuron stimulation is individual in nature, suggesting that not only can success be duplicated in the human body but also that such a practice can fire individual neurons in the pursuit of artificial eyes and ears.


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