Researchers from the Karolinska Institute was created in a lab cage, able to receive and transmit an electrical signal. This is the main function of a neuron, writes the journal Biosensors & Bioelectronics.
The nerve cells of a person are far away from each other. Their interaction is due to the chemicals. Using bioelectronic component scientists have made ordinary cells to first receive signal and then send it to the surrounding cells.
"Artificial cell in the same way as human neurons that detect changes in chemical signal, which is then converted into an electrical signal. With the help of electronic software the signal is sent further to the desired location, where it is converted to a chemical signal that affects the next square," commented the results of the experiment Agneta Richter-Dahlfors, head of research, Professor of cellular Microbiology.
Scientists believe that their discovery brings medicine one step to the successful treatment of neurological diseases that are currently considered incurable.