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Spring 2001 Odyssey coverSpring 2001

Cover Story

Listening in on the Brain:
New Technologies to Fight Neurological Disorders

Can the technology that created the microchip help to restore motor function to people with Parkinson's disease? Greg Gerhardt at the University of Kentucky thinks so, and he's designing high-tech microsensors and electrodes that may one day allow doctors to deliver powerful proteins directly to the brain to treat people with devastating neurological disorders.

Though today's most advanced microchips bear only a vague resemblance to the mysterious circuitry inside our heads, Gerhardt is using this technology to eavesdrop on the brain's most vital communications.


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