Engineers at MIT have now used a new microchip technology to rapidly test potential drugs on tiny worms called C. elegans, which are often used in studies of the nervous system. Using the new technology, associate professor Mehmet Fatih Yanik and his colleagues rapidly performed laser surgery, delivered drugs and imaged the resulting neuron regrowth in thousands of live animals. «more»

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Nerve-cell regeneration quest is fast tracked Microchip technology rapidly identifies compounds for regrowing nerves, in live animals

Professor Mehmet Fatih Yanik

RLE High-Throughput Neurotechnology Group