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Neuroprosthetic Tells Bladder When to 'Go'

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:51pm
Dr. Daniel Chew & Dr. Evangelos Delivopoulos

Dr. Daniel Chew and Dr. Evangelos Delivopoulos

Researchers have developed a neuroprosthetic system to artificially control the bladder.

The device uses unique microtechnology neural implants to record bladder sensation and provide electrical input to nerves to stimulate or block urination.

This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Nov. 6, 2013, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS.

The paper, by D.J. Chew and colleagues, is titled "A Microchannel Neuroprosthesis for Bladder Control After Spinal Cord Injury in Rat."

Image courtesy of Dr. Daniel Chew and Dr. Evangelos Delivopoulos

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