New nano-signaling system for the brain

Now brain tell yourself when something wrong is going onOSLO.Headache.Photo: Sara Johannessen / SCANPIX

New materials, which would be permanently implanted in the brain and detect different forms of activity, might be able to help patients with epilepsy, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders in the future.

What if your brain could send an SMS when something wrong is happening: “Lie down, you  will faint in ten seconds,” and simultaneously notify 113 with information about what happened and where?

This week  research initiative Graphene Flagship a presented a project where they, based on the nanomaterials grafén are supposed to be able to drain large amounts of information directly from the brain and forward it, to an app, for instance. To put electrodes directly on the brain is a known method to determine for example, where seizures start, but until now no one has found a way to implant these inside the skull permanently.

“We are watching these developments with great interest, much is still on the drawing board, but this could become  reality within a few years, ” neurosurgeon Arild Egg at the Oslo University Hospital (Ous), at the National Hospital said to the  news agency NTB.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today