Optogenetics

11.17.15
LED implants could ease your pain
11.17.15

LED implants could ease your pain

You may one day turn off your pain by turning on tiny lights in your skin.

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10.14.15
Lasers help prove parts of the brain 'sleep' while you're awake
10.14.15

Lasers help prove parts of the brain 'sleep' while you're awake

Using 'optogenetics,' an MIT team stimulated part of a mouse's brain, making it as drowsy as an MIT student.

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10.12.15
Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser
10.12.15

Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser

Scientists made flies' hearts beat in harmony thanks to genetic tweaks and laser beams.

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08.18.15
Scientists stimulate mouse brains with wireless 'charger'
08.18.15

Scientists stimulate mouse brains with wireless 'charger'

What does wireless energy have to do with brain research?

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04.18.13
Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)
04.18.13

Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)

Existing methods for controlling brain activity tend to skew the results by their very nature -- i...

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01.24.12
Researchers develop 'wireless optical brain router' to manipulate brain cells
01.24.12

Researchers develop 'wireless optical brain router' to manipulate brain cells

Optogenetics might be a relatively unknown area of neuroscience, but it's one that, thanks to some n...

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10.21.09
Optogenetics hold the key to future brain disease cures, still creep us out
10.21.09

Optogenetics hold the key to future brain disease cures, still creep us out

Those mad neuroscientists, they'll never learn, but maybe in the end we'll all be better off for it...

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