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Bio-resorbable Silicon Electronic Sensors for The Brain

Monday, April 18, 2016 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Photo Credit: John A. Rogers

Photo Credit: John A. Rogers

Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater
The Living World, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)

Free and OPEN to ALL.  Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.

Featured Speaker: Rory K. J. Murphy, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis

MurphyCircuitryBrainUsing silicon circuits, Rory K. J. Murphy, together with a team of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have developed wireless brain sensors smaller than a pencil tip. These bio-resorbable sensors after monitoring intracranial pressure and temperature, are then absorbed by the body, negating the need for surgery to remove the devices and lessening the risk of infection and further complications. The sensors potentially can be used to monitor patients with traumatic brain injuries, but the researchers believe they can build similar absorbable sensors to monitor activity in organ systems throughout the body.

Their findings are published online Jan. 18 in the journal Nature.

Bio-resorbable Sensors for the Brain is a partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.


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Monday, April 18, 2016
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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