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Drug delivery directly in the brain with ultra-thin needles.

MIT researchers in collaboration with LG Electronics have developed an ultra-thin needle to deliver drugs directly in the brain. This miniature system, which is as thin as a human hair, can deliver medicine to specific brain regions in quantities as small as one cubic millimeter. Further this system call be remotely operated and simultaneously deliver drugs as well as monitor neural activity for feedback control. The applications of this system are multifold, with the potential to treat neurological disorders like addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder as well as delivering cancer drugs and performing bio-sensing experiments.

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Scientific publication: stm.sciencemag.org/