Nanotechnology enables novel modalities for neuromodulation

Yang, X., McGlynn, E., Das, R. , Paşca, S. P., Cui, B. and Heidari, H. (2021) Nanotechnology enables novel modalities for neuromodulation. Advanced Materials, 33(52), 2103208. (doi: 10.1002/adma.202103208) (PMID:34668249)

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Neuromodulation is of great importance both as a fundamental neuroscience research tool for analyzing and understanding the brain function, and as a therapeutic avenue for treating brain disorders. Here, an overview of conceptual and technical progress in developing neuromodulation strategies is provided, and it is suggested that recent advances in nanotechnology are enabling novel neuromodulation modalities with less invasiveness, improved biointerfaces, deeper penetration, and higher spatiotemporal precision. The use of nanotechnology and the employment of versatile nanomaterials and nanoscale devices with tailored physical properties have led to considerable research progress. To conclude, an outlook discussing current challenges and future directions for next-generation neuromodulation modalities is presented.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGlynn, Eve and Heidari, Professor Hadi and Das, Dr Rupam
Authors: Yang, X., McGlynn, E., Das, R., Paşca, S. P., Cui, B., and Heidari, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Advanced Materials
ISSN (Online):1521-4095
Published Online:19 October 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Advanced Materials 33(52): 2103208
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
303466HERMESHadi HeidariEuropean Commission (EC)824164ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
305200DTP 2018-19 University of GlasgowMary Beth KneafseyEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R513222/1MVLS - Graduate School