VIDEO: Fully functioning artificial neuron uses organic bioelectronics to act like human nerve cell

07/02/2015 - 00:00

Scientists at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no ‘living’ parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve cell and communicate in the same way as our own neurons do.

Neurons are isolated from each other and communicate with the help of chemical signals, commonly called neurotransmitters or signal substances. 


Ref:  An organic electronic biomimetic neuron enables auto-regulated neuromodulation.  Biosensors and Bioelectronics (September 2015) | DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2015.04.058