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Scientists Developed Magnetic Nanoparticles that can Remotely Modulate Neural Circuits

AUG 29, 2019 7:30 AM PDT
WRITTEN BY: Daniel Duan
Currently, neuroscience researchers rely heavily on invasive procedures to stimulate and record the neural activity of experimental animals. A team of MIT scientists has constructed a type of heat-sensitive, magnetic nanoparticle that can deliver chemical stimulants deep into brain tissues and release them on demand, providing a new means to remotely modulate the behaviors of test subjects.

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