Neuron Interface Chips Advancing

Posted 14 Aug 2010 at 19:16 UTC (updated 14 Aug 2010 at 21:21 UTC) by Rog-a-matic Share This

University of Calgary researchers have developed neurochips capable of interfacing to and sensing activity of biological neurons in very high resolution. The new chips are automated so it's now easy to connect multiple brain cells eliminating the years of training it once required. While researchers say this technology could be used for new diagnostic methods and treatments for a variety of neuro-degenerative diseases, this advancement could ultimately lead to the use of biological neurons in the central or sub-processing units of computers and automated machinery.

Life span, posted 16 Aug 2010 at 18:01 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

What I always wondered with biochips was do they have a lifespan? Will this chip eventually actually die after being used for x amount of time?

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