(CNN) — It’s one of those early stage animal studies that’s just too cool not to talk about.
Researchers have implanted chips holding tiny electronic sensors and wires in the brains of rats that will melt away once they are no longer needed. The hope is that someday the use of these dissolving sensors could eliminate the need for large, bulky externally hardwired systems that leave human patients open to infection, bleeding and allergic reactions.

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