MIT researchers find way to automate measuring brain cell signals

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MIT measuring brain signalsMassachusetts Institute of Technology engineers are working to automate the process of recording electrical signals from a brain neuron, which could help researchers more precisely study individual brain cells that affect learning and functioning and cause cognitive diseases.

“Knowing how neurons communicate is fundamental to basic and clinical neuroscience,” Ed Boyden, senior author of the research paper and associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences, told MIT News. “Our hope is this technology will allow you to look at what’s happening inside a cell, in terms of neural computation, or in a disease state.”

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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