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Electrical devices that interface directly with brain cells can be made more cheaply and reliably thanks to a fabrication process that includes encapsulating them in biocompatible silicone. That method is now the subject of a US patent application from eesearchers at Austrian cochlear implant manufacturer Med-El. In their implants, which allow deaf people to hear, a source of electrical...