Micro-Magnetic Stimulation

Micro-Magnetic Stimulation

The goal of this project is to develop efficient micro-magnetic stimulation probes that could potentially replace conventional electrode-based stimulation devices for chronic applications. The key point about micro-magnetic stimulation is the fact that the micro-coils are encapsulated with a biocompatible material and therefore avoid direct contact with the tissue, unlike electrode-based stimulation devices. Therefore, micro-magnetic stimulation efficiency does not decrease over time.

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Optical microscope images of the probes used during the ex vivo brain slice experiment
Epifluorescence micrograph of a brain slice from a transgenic mouse showing the change in fluorescence in response to magnetic stimulation

Collaborators: Sun Nian (NU), Amir Yacoby (Harvard), Sydney Cash (MGH & Harvard Medical School)

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