Harvard scientists have found a way to essentially bug the brain, allowing parts of it to be stimulated or monitored electronically. The scientists injected a fine mesh made of conductive polymer into a mouse's brain, which unfurls and allows cells to grow in and around it. Nanowires poke out which can be connected to a computer, making the mouse a legit cyborg. The scientists hope that this technology will eventually be used on humans to help treat and study Parkinson's, paralysis, and repair brain damage caused by stroke.

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