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Old is Gold

The multifunction nerve stimulator S8 was invented in the mid-20th century. It was commonly used to inject current into muscles and cardiac cells to elicit a response. Using frog muscles and hearts, an Italian physician, Luigi Galvani, showed that electricity was inherent in organic tissue. Over the last fifty years or so electro-therapy has shown a very rapid development. This equipment is still functional. I am using the stimulator to send electrical impulses into neurons and record subsequent changes in nerve activity characterized by the movement of charged molecules across the cell membrane.
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Graduate student
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Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Health Sciences
A multifunction nerve stimulator S8
Grad student
School of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Interdisciplinary research in materials, computational analytics and human-machine interactions
Materials Discovery and Molecular Design
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Botterell Hall, Queen's University
Photographer's name: 
Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan
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Graduate Student, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences