Whole-cell patching robot schematic

Whole-cell patching robot schematic

MIT and Georgia Tech researchers developed a four-step process that a robotic arm guided by a cell-detecting computer algorithm uses to find and record information from neurons in the living brain. The pipette is lowered to a target zone in the brain, the pipette is advanced until a neuron is detected, a seal is formed between the pipette and the cell, and a small pore is opened in the membrane to record the electrical activity within the cell. (Credit: MIT and Georgia Tech)

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Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology, Research, Robotics
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  • Created By: Abby Vogel Robinson
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 4:37pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:45pm