Posts Tagged ‘light medicine’

High-Performance Genetically-Targetable Optical Neural Silencing byLight-Driven Proton Pumps

viaNeuroengineers Silence Brain Cells with Multiple Colors of Light.

Newswise — Neuroscientists at MIT have developed a powerful new class of tools to reversibly shut down brain activity using different colors of light. When targeted to specific neurons, these tools could potentially lead to new treatments for the abnormal brain activity associated with disorders such as chronic pain, epilepsy, brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease.

Thanks to Jacob,


Scientists at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) have published details of a new gyromagnetic imaging technique that exploits the light scatter from rotating gold nanoparticles to suppress the background noise associated with optical interrogations of biological tissue.

viaTwinkling nanostars: a golden opportunity? –

Light: the medicine of the future has arrived –
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Blue Light Zaps Infection ( | Feb 2009 | News and Features)
This publication has already mentioned before, but here comes the download link also. – W wie Wissen – Licht und Stimmung (01.02.2009)

Dementia Slowed by Light Therapy

This article ends with the statement, that „light therapy is completely non-invasive“. This is an opinion which is waiting for a scientific proof. Recent research could show that light has an impact on the endocrine system and the integrity of the retinal metabolism and function, especially in elder individuals. Therefore light is NOT non-invasive!

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