University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Tiny Implantable LED Devices Help Shed Light On The Brain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tiny-implantable-led-devices-help-shed-light-brain <p></p><p>Researchers at Washington University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed miniaturized electronic devices small enough to safely insert into the brains of live mice. The tiny wireless devices can target specific brain cells and influence behavior.</p><p>University of Illinois materials scientist <a href="http://rogers.matse.illinois.edu/">John Rogers</a> co-led the study and helped design the devices. He says they’re on the same size-scale as cells, so they can penetrate far down into the brain.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:50:03 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25346 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tiny Implantable LED Devices Help Shed Light On The Brain