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Optogenetics, Oscillations, and Alzheimer's: Science Non-Fiction

Recent advances in the field of optogenetics have stunned the world of neuroscience and captured imaginations everywhere. The promise of these successes has led many to wonder what the future might look like. 1,136 more words

Psychology & Neuroscience

Looking Into Neuron Activities: Light Controlled Mice and Crystal Skulls

by Li Yang Ku (Gooly)

It might feel like there aren’t that much progress in brain theories recently, we still know very little about how signals are processed in our brain.

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Neural Science

Scientists Successfully Reverse Emotions Associated With Memory

While remembering your telephone number or what time you made dinner reservations for tomorrow night may not flood you with feelings, many memories have emotions attached to them; your first day at school, your wedding day, losing your pet. 12 more words


Optogenetics in Humans?

Just over 10 years ago marks the development of one of the most important tools in recent neuroscience history – optogenetics. To put it simply, optogenetics is the process of using light to activate cells (generally neurons) by implanting light sensitive proteins known as opsins, which will then cause firing of the neuron when activated by light. 634 more words

Flipping [on] the Light Fantastic

“‘We can take the whole, intact protein, just the way nature made it, and stick this little knob on it that allows us to turn it on and off with light,’ said Hahn, Thurman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member. 87 more words

Physics, Physics, Physics

Will flickering light treat Alzheimer's disease ?

Big pharma has spent zillions trying to rid the brain of senile plaques, to no avail. A recent paper shows that light flickering at 40 cycles/second (40 Hertz) can do it — … 571 more words

Molecular Biology

Dissecting back-to-front cell polarity with optogenetics

speaker: Mathieu Coppey
position: Physics and chemistry departments Curie Institute Paris
date: 16-sept-2016
time: 16:00-17:00
author: Teun Huijben

Mathieu Coppey works in the Physics and Chemistry Departments Curie Institute in Paris. 807 more words

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