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    Got Borg?

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/TechNews...353584-cp.html

    CALGARY (CP) -- Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that nerve cells grown on a microchip can learn and memorize information which can be communicated to the brain.

    "We discovered that when we used the chip to stimulate the neurons, their synaptic strength was enhanced," said Naweed Syed, a neurobiologist at the University of Calgary's faculty of medicine.

    The nerve cells also exhibited memory traces that were successfully read by the chip, said Syed, co-author of the landmark study published in February's edition of Physical Review Letters, an international journal.

    The research was done in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany.

    The team cultured nerve cells from a snail and placed them on a specially designed silicon chip. Using a microcapacitor on the chip, scientists stimulated one nerve cell to communicate with a second cell which transmitted that signal to multiple cells within the network.

    A transistor located on the chip then recorded that conversation between cells.

    Syed said the discovery is groundbreaking.

    "We've made a giant leap in answering several fundamental questions of biology and neuro-electronics that will pave the way for us to harness the power of nanotechnology," he said.

    The findings could help in the design of devices that combine electronic components and brain cells. That includes controlling artificial limbs or restoring sight for the visually impaired.

    Future research will focus on interfacing silicon chips with the human brain to control artificial limbs and develop "thinking" computers.
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    Great...

    And with that said |The|Specialist cranks up a few tunes by ministry. I not only look like a character from a cyber-punk novel... but now with this I can probably very soon play the part.

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    Hey There

    Cool... Mabye They can apply this technology to alshimers(spelling) sufferers..

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    Interesting. Just think, with a chip like this being implanted in your brain, you might be able to record your visuals to an outside source.. I could record and replay my dreams. (which would probably cause insanity)

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    Well, I'm a bit more cynical. 10 steps closer to true mind control.
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    Hey JenJen...........the dreams of a microchipped garden snail? (read the detail)

    Might get you the Presidency before Hilary though?

    /Dream mode

    An American Margaret Thatcher...."The last futile pockets of resistance will totally capitulate within the next 48 hours".....and that's only the husband she is referring to

    /Wake up


    I think I shall have nightmares tonight......

    phantomj104: I don't think so, Altzheimer's is a degenerative disorder, I think that the protein folding approach is more likely to give results in the area of those sorts of ailments?........check out "folding at home" for more detail.........a project a bit like SETI, where you donate spare time on your PC to analyse data.

    The team cultured nerve cells from a snail and placed them on a specially designed silicon chip. Using a microcapacitor on the chip, scientists stimulated one nerve cell to communicate with a second cell which transmitted that signal to multiple cells within the network.
    And I am still willing to bet that we wont see a fully functional politician in my lifetime?

    Oh Well


    Nice read BTW

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    Gives new meaning to the the phrase "Blue Screen Of Death". So if I put chips in my head and went dancing , I would have dips and chip?

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    Originally posted here by hard candy
    Gives new meaning to the the phrase "Blue Screen Of Death". So if I put chips in my head and went dancing , I would have dips and chip?
    LMAO

    Sounds like a party
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