Hydrogel Device Hints at Better Option for Brain Stimulation

Hydrogel Device Hints at Better Option for Brain Stimulation

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Hydrogel Device Hints at Better Option for Brain Stimulation

A flexible hydrogel-based device, implanted in the brains of mice, allowed scientists to stimulate and detect brain signals — in deep brain regions — in real time, a study reported. The hydrogel device functions for nearly six months, and triggers less of a reaction and lesser scarring than current electrodes, such as those used with deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Parkinson’s disease, its scientists noted. If adaptable for human use, it has the potential to deepen…

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