Alzheimer's disease on CHIP

Neurotoxicity and the accumulation of extracellular amyloid-beta1–42 (Aβ) peptides are associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and correlate with neuronal activity and network dysfunctions, ultimately leading to cellular death. However, research on neurodegenerative diseases is hampered by the paucity of reliable readouts and experimental models to study such functional decline from an early onset and to test rescue strategies within networks at cellular resolution. To overcome this important obstacle, in Amin et al., authors used 3Brain's CMOS-chips with 4096-electrodes to model AD on rat hippocampal cell culture