Tag Archives: optogenetic

Flickering light could one day be a powerful neurological switch for brain disorders — if scientists can learn how to harness it properly

[USA] One of the major goals of neuroscience is to be able to switch brain cells on and off in a non-invasive way. It could help patients Continue reading Flickering light could one day be a powerful neurological switch for brain disorders — if scientists can learn how to harness it properly

Scientists may have found a solution to blindness in the most unlikely place: Algae

[USA] Surgeons may soon cure blindness by hijacking your nerves.

As MIT Technology Review reports, doctors at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest will inject a virus packed with DNA from light-sensitive algae Continue reading Scientists may have found a solution to blindness in the most unlikely place: Algae