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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

Seminar Report

Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?

In 1979, Nobel laureate Francis Crick mused about how wonderful it would be to find a way to control just one type of brain cells while leaving others untouched… 1,900 more words

Mental Health

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Depression

Recently at UNC (University of North Carolina), the interest in research on depression and the side effects of an antidepressant has piqued. Because of the fact that many people often do suffer from the potentially fatal side effects of an antidepressant, researchers such as Thomas Kash (pictured below), Catherine Marcinkiewicz, et. 153 more words

Anti-depressants

frequency selective control of cortical networks by thalamus using optogenetics

Posted comment on ´Frequency-selective control of cortical and subcortical networks by central thalamus` by  J. Liu, H.J. Lee, A.J. Weitz, Z. Fang, P. Lin, M. Choy, R. 2,060 more words

From SA: "He May Have Invented One of Neuroscience's Biggest Advances--but You've Never Heard of Him"

Scientific American

September 6, 2016
Anna Vlasits


Credit: KIYOSHI TAKAHASE SEGUNDO Getty Images, iStockphoto, Thinkstock

The next revolution in medicine just might come from a new lab technique that makes neurons sensitive to light. 3,312 more words

Applied Research & Technology