Magnetoelectric material can reconnect severed nerves


Grantee News
October 10, 2023

Magnetoelectric material is first of its kind able to directly stimulate neural tissue

Researchers have long recognized the therapeutic potential of using magnetoelectrics ⎯ materials that can turn magnetic fields into electric fields ⎯ to stimulate neural tissue in a minimally invasive way and help treat neurological disorders or nerve damage. A Rice University led team have designed the first magnetoelectric material that can be used to precisely stimulate neurons remotely and to bridge the gap in a broken sciatic nerve in a rat model. Source: Rice University