Posts Tagged ‘Mcgovern Institute For Brain Research’

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.

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