Bionic neurons could enable implants to restore failing brain circuits

Benjamin Okorie
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Scientists say creation could be used to circumvent nerve damage and help paralysed people regain movement

Scientists have created artificial neurons that could potentially be implanted into patients to overcome paralysis, restore failing brain circuits, and even connect their minds to machines.

The bionic neurons can receive electrical signals from healthy nerve cells, and process them in a natural way, before sending fresh signals on to other neurons, or to muscles and organs elsewhere in the body.

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