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The approach could ultimately be used to rapidly screen new drugs designed to protect brain cells.
A novel optical device could ultimately be used to treat neurological disease.
The pipeline linking ecological discovery to bioengineering insight.
The tissue creates a scaffold for nerve tissue regeneration.
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A new electronic device could lead to denser, faster kinds of memory, and processing chips that act more like the brain.
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