Organic Electronics toward Artificial Neurons
2009 (English)In: BIOforum Europe, ISSN 1611-597X, Vol. 11-12, 17-19 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
When nerve cells are exposed to chemical stimuli, an electric potential is triggered. Migrating along the axon, the signal reaches the synapse, where it is converted into the release of neurotransmitters. This mode of cell-to-cell communication inspired us to develop an artificial nerve cell based on conducting polymers. Its use for precise stimulation of nerve cells in vivo illustrates its potential as an implantable device for automated correction of malfunctioning signaling pathways in pathophysiological conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 11-12, 17-19 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73799OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73799DiVA: diva2:477602