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Published on Dec 9, 2013
A lightweight, battery-powered device appears capable of repairing damaged pathways in the brain, according to research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The technology holds promise for the millions of individuals suffering from the damage left by stroke or a head injury. Neurobiologist Randolph J. Nudo, Ph.D., is the senior author of the study, which appears in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Nudo says the project represents an important step toward developing devices that can be implanted in the brains of stroke patients, soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and others with abnormal brain function.