For anyone who is involved with the study of the human body, the brain always holds the highest level of fascination, owing to it’s integral role in keeping us alive.
This is why whenever we talk about any sort of diseases, we also study what effect it has on the vitals of the brain and how that change in turn affects the functioning of the body.
A major part of this monitoring involves keeping track of the temperature of the brain, as even the slightest degree of deviation can have a large affect on the body.
To make this monitoring easier, and more accurate, researchers from the University of Adelaide and ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics have developed a new type of Temperature Probe.
This tiny probe is designed to be fitted inside the brain of the patients, so that doctors can constantly measure the temperature changes.
Currently this probe is being tested on specific parts of the brain of a rat, since it’s size is less than 125 micrometers.
This will help the researchers fine tune the probe further to create even smaller variants that would one day be used in humans.