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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A Brown University neuroscientist has won Germany's top honor for basic neurological research for creating a device that translates thought into action.
John P. Donoghue, who developed a brain implant called BrainGate that allows paralyzed people to use their thoughts to move a computer cursor, control a wheelchair or operate a robotic arm, will receive one of two K.J. Zulch prizes next week. The other goes to University of Melbourne professor emeritus Graeme Clark, who invented the cochlear implant.
Each year MIT's Technology Review names 35 innovators under 35 for its TR35. This year eight technologists and scientists from New England make the list.
David Berry, 29, Flagship Ventures, Cambridge: renewable petroleum from microbes