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 Brain prosthesis passes live tissue test

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Date posted: 14/11/2004

The world?s first hippocampus prosthesis has passed the first stages of live testing.

Designed to treplace brain damage in the hippocampus - memory processor - by replicating the cell patterns in microcircuitry, the chip has been used successfully to replace a neural circuit in several slices of rat brain tissue kept alive in a petry dish.

Now, that the basic concept has been successfully proven, Theodore Berger and his colleagues at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA are looking to test their prosthetic device on a live rat within three years.

They are also looking at primate hippocampus development, and believe this research will ultimately aid all brain prosthesis.

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