Nanoelectric coating for cost-effective, multifunctional neural probes

Researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, have recently developed an ultrathin, nanoelectric coating (NEC) that can be used to create multifunctional neural probes. Multifunctional probes are extremely useful for research purposes, as they allow the recording of neural activity simultaneously alongside stimulation via drug administration or light (as is the case with optogenetics). Such experiments are essential for decoding the complex network of events that occurs within the brain, yielding insight on its functionality and how certain diseases may arise or be ameliorated.

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