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Optogenetics. It sounds like genes being lit up in neon colors, like a flashy Las Vegas sign.
But what is it really?
Optogenetics is a technique that takes advantage of proteins found in certain algae species that respond to different wavelengths of light. 643 more words
Everybody knows abut Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM sleep) now. It wasn’t always that way. I found out about it in med school when my wife pointed me to a fascinating article in the New Yorker, concerning the work of Dement and Kleitman. 471 more words
People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness. Now, an animal study suggests that this might involve disruption of a gradual shifting of brain circuitry for retrieving fear memories. 529 more words