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Exciting cells and controlling heartbeats – could optogenetics create drug-free treatments?

A laser-controlled brain or a heart that beats in time to a disco light display sound like some of the more vivid imaginings of science fiction writers. 983 more words

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Exciting cells and controlling heartbeats – could optogenetics create drug-free treatments?

A laser-controlled brain or a heart that beats in time to a disco light display sound like some of the more vivid imaginings of science fiction writers. 990 more words

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In the Race to Cure Blindness, Who Will Cross the Finish Line First Optogenetics or Stem Cells?

Before you read this blog, I wanted to share a photo that I took (yes with my iPhone 6…) last week of a beautiful sunset at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. 1,420 more words

IPS Cells

Economist 3/16/16

  1. According to the latest Visa Restrictions Index, released last month by Henley & Partners, a relocation firm, Brits can enter 173 of the world’s 218 countries (not including my own) either without a visa or with a visa on arrival.
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Shooting lasers into brain: sci-fi or reality?

Of all the stuff I came to do as a neuroscience undegrad there is one thing I particularly like to brag about. I shone lasers into mice brains, sliced them (brain, not mice) and created pretty fluorescent pictures out of them. 882 more words

Brain Stuff

First Human Test Of Optogenetics Could Restore Sight

MIT Technology Review reports on the first trial of a procedure aiming to partially restore the sight of people with a degenerative eye condition – retinitis pigmentosa (where light-sensitive photoreceptor cells die, causing blindness). 83 more words

Health

Retina Rejuvenated: Health



Optogenetics
(from Greek optikós, meaning “seen, visible”) is a biological technique which involves the use of light to control cells in living tissue, typically neurons, that have been genetically modified to express light-sensitive ion channels. 1,280 more words

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