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Mapping connections of single neurons using a holographic light beam

November 18, 2017

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a technique for precisely mapping connections of individual neurons for the first time by triggering them with holographic laser light. 957 more words

Mind & Brain

Optogenetics: the algae that started it all

It may seem like science fiction, but with optogenetics scientists can control the behaviour of animals by simply shining a light into their brains. And believe it or not this technology began… in algae! 166 more words

Tomrocksmaths

Optogenetics: a light at the end of the tunnel.

The story of optogenetics — how neuroscientists are using light to activate, and deactivate, brain regions to investigate their function. PhD student Paul Humphreys reviews recent progress in the field. 549 more words

Stress

Using Light to Transform the Lives of Parkinson's sufferers

Hello, I’m Andre and I’m part of this year’s AstroLight social media team. I’m also a post-grad science student at the University of Melbourne, working with the… 616 more words

Scienceworks

Optogenetics for 100 Euros

Larval zebrafish, Drosophila (fruit fly), and Caenorhabditis elegans (roundworm) have become key model organisms in modern neuroscience due to their low maintenance costs and easy sharing of genetic strains across labs. 79 more words

Raspberry Pi

Optogenetics for 100 Euros

Larval zebrafish, Drosophila (fruit fly), and Caenorhabditis elegans (roundworm) have become key model organisms in modern neuroscience due to their low maintenance costs and easy sharing of genetic strains across labs. 276 more words

Raspberry Pi

Amy Loriaux

Amy Loriaux, Postdoctoral Fellow 
Dept of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

LIFE INSIDE THE LAB

What is your work/research topic? I study the neural circuitry of addiction using rat models of cocaine use. 2,037 more words

Women In STEM