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Pioneering Bioelectronic Interfaces
Controlling prosthetic limbs and treating Parkinson's disease motivate AMAX Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Polina Anikeeva. Graduate students Alice Lu and Michael Christiansen are creating flexible electronic devices to interface with the spinal cord and magnetic nanoparticles to stimulate nerves in the brain.

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