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Optogenetics: Method of the year

Introduction to Optogenetics and what we can do with Optogenetics

Optogenetics and enhancing brain functions

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Brain tumor growth stimulated by nerve activity in the cortex

Deadly brain tumors called high-grade gliomas grow with the help of nerve activity in the cerebral cortex, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. 711 more words

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Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice

When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren’t stimulated. 935 more words

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Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light

Despite the enormous efforts of clinicians and researchers, our limited insight into psychiatric disease (the worldwide-leading cause of years of life lost to death or disability) hinders the search for cures and contributes to stigmatization. 4,708 more words


Here Comes Optomom!

Optogenetic manipulation in a naïve female mouse induces maternal behavior in response to pup distress calls (Marlin et al. 2015).

Video 6: Pup retrieval by Oxt-IRES-Cre virgin female after optical stimulation of left primary auditory cortex ( 198 more words

Optogenetics without the genetics | KurzweilAI

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Allows scientists to stimulate neurons with flashes of light without requiring genetic modification

March 24, 2015

The new technique, described in the journal Neuron, uses targeted, heated gold nanoparticles.

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