Neuron-like neural probes

Neural probes that mimic the subcellular structural features and mechanical properties of neurons assimilate across several structures of the brain to provide chronically stable neural recordings in a mouse model.

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Fig. 1: Bioinspired probes for neural recordings.


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Capadona, J.R., Shoffstall, A.J. & Pancrazio, J.J. Neuron-like neural probes. Nat. Mater. 18, 429–431 (2019).

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