Brain on a chip holds out hope for Alzheimers, Parkinson's patients
Scientists have developed a new material that could allow brain cells to grow and form circuits that could lead to the development of neural implants.
Such implants can help the brain recover after damage due to an accident, stroke or neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Researchers have shown that brain cells are highly interconnected and can form functional circuits. This can help in the development of brain prosthetics, which can help the brain recover.
They hope to use this development understand how brain cells process information.