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Remote modulation of neuronal cells in the brain

The combination of multicomponent magnetic nanoparticles and a mechanosensitive ion channel has been shown to achieve fast magnetomechanical stimulation of neurons within the brain.

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Fig. 1: Magnetomechanical stimulation of Piezo1 channels.

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Mushi, R., Pralle, A. Remote modulation of neuronal cells in the brain. Nat. Mater. 20, 912–913 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-021-01041-z

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