Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience research

Graduate research assistant Ilya Kolb shows a well structure used to hold samples (center) and detergent/rinsing solution for cleaning pipettes between recording sessions. Credit: John Toon, Georgia Tech For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to map the functions of brain cells and ultimately provide a better understanding what’s going on between our ears. The technique would be used in a recording method known as patch-clamping, in which a tiny liquid-filled glass pipette is connected to individual neurons. Since patch-clamping was invented three decades ago, the technique has required changing pipettes between recordings—a manual process…


Link to Full Article: Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience research

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about homeAI.info and the Informed.AI Network of AI related websites which includes Events.AI, Neurons.AI, Awards.AI, and Vocation.AI

You have Successfully Subscribed!