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Scientists have discovered where anxiety comes from

Anxiety disorders are common and may be growing more so. 40 million US adults suffer from one in some form, about 18% of the population… 670 more words

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Putting flies to sleep with light

Gero Miesenboeck is one of the pioneers of the field of optogenetics – an incredible neurological tool that uses light to activate specific cells in the brain. 194 more words

Tomrocksmaths

Scientists want to treat anxiety with mind-control

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Researchers from Columbia University and the University of California, San Francisco recently isolated what’s called “anxiety cells” in the brains of mice. And then they used an algae-inspired light to control the animals’ minds. 504 more words

Technology

Can You Rebuild My Brain?

Yesterday, I watched a TV programme called ‘Can you rebuild my brain’ presented by Lotje Sodderland. I highly recommend watching this – you don’t need any prior neuroscience background. 990 more words

True Neuroscience

Research Roundup: Cancer vaccine tested in mice goes to clinical trials, e-cigarette smoke found to damage DNA and more.

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? 665 more words

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Scientists want to treat anxiety with mind-control

(Source: thenextweb.com)

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of California, San Francisco recently isolated what’s called “anxiety cells” in the brains of mice. And then they used an algae-inspired light to control the animals’ minds. 504 more words

Technology

Using Biochemical Light-switches to Illuminate Ion Channel Activity

There’s no doubting that optogenetics is an important recent development within the field of neuroscience. Channelrhodopsins, non-mammalian proteins that conduct ions in response to specific wavelengths of light, have now been inserted into various neuronal pathways to demonstrate the use of light to control modalities as diverse as vision, hearing, pain and motor control. 820 more words

Medicinal Chemistry