Carnivorous Plants Inspire Researchers to Build Better Brain Implants

Carnivorous Plants Inspire Researchers to Build Better Brain Implants

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Carnivorous Plants Inspire Researchers to Build Better Brain Implants

Taking inspiration from carnivorous plants, researchers in Korea have developed new technology that may increase the longevity of surgical devices implanted into the brain. The research may lead to improvements in deep brain stimulation (DBS) — a surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease that involves inserting a device that provides electrical stimulation into the brain — and other therapies that involve brain-machine interfaces. The new technology “is also expected to contribute to faster commercialization by considerably…

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