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Mar 9, 2004, 03:03 PM
Brown professor has developed technology he hopes will turn paralyzed patients' thoughts into action

By Carey Goldberg, Globe Staff, 3/9/2004

John P. Donoghue did not set out to cure anyone. He just wanted to explore the neural nitty-gritty of how the brain controls the body's actions, in everything from the lowly opossum on up to humans.

But his work may soon help the severely paralyzed.

Donoghue, 54, is the chief scientific officer of CyberKinetics Inc., a Foxborough-based company that is hoping to win approval from the US Food and Drug Administration any day now to begin testing a "brain-computer interface" device in a handful of paralyzed patients.