The discovery that offshoots from nascent mouse nerve cells explore the specially designed tubes could lead to tricks for studying nervous system diseases or testing the effects of potential drugs. Such a system may even bring researchers closer to brain-computer interfaces that seamlessly integrate artificial limbs or other prosthetic devices.
â€œThis is quite innovative and interesting,â€ says nanomaterials expert Nicholas Kotov of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. â€œThere is a great need for interfaces between electronic and neuronal tissues.â€
They must do some sort of nerve connections with them right? At least with hands?
Still, a useful tech