Could Cyborg Circuits Be Made from Human Blood?

A research team from India thinks so. Led by S.P. Kosta of the Education Campus Changa, the scientists have announced that human blood could be used to produce passive electronic components known as memristors. The breakthrough could ultimately lead to the development of devices that connect human tissue or nerves to electronic devices. Potential applications include electronic prosthetic organs and limbs.

The scientists have published their research in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics. The researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of the biological memristor using a blood-filled test tube attached to two electrodes. They also proved that the device functions while the blood is flowing and are also working to develop diodes and capacitors made of liquid human tissues.
 
The abstract of the blood memristor research is available from International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.
 
—Brian Buntz