Neuroscience

Scientist unveils a 3-D printed device to excite nerves

A tiny, thin-film electrode with a 3-D-printed housing has been implanted in the peripheral nervous system of songbirds, where it successfully recorded electrical impulses that drive vocalizations.

Medications

Recovery protocol cuts opioid use after elective neurosurgery

(HealthDay)—Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols can reduce postoperative use of opioids in patients undergoing elective spine and peripheral nerve surgical procedures, according to a study published online ...

Neuroscience

Unique 3-D images reveal the architecture of nerve fibers

In an international collaboration led by Lund University in Sweden, researchers have used synchrotron light to study what happens to the nerves in diabetes. The technique shows the 3-D structure of nerve fibers in very high ...

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