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Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use

By | November 16, 2017

With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions.

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Flickers of Hope

By | November 1, 2017

Li-Huei Tsai began her career in cancer biology, then took a fearless leap into neuroscience, making singular breakthroughs along the way.

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Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction

By | November 1, 2017

The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.

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Lighting Up Monkey Brains

By | November 1, 2017

Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.

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To Each His Own

By | November 1, 2017

Every human brain is far more unique, adaptable, and vulnerable than ever suspected.

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Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno

By | August 30, 2017

To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.

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Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again

By | August 17, 2017

Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new.

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Image of the Day: Power Move 

By | July 25, 2017

When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power. 

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The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.

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Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves

By | December 7, 2016

In a mouse model, researchers mitigated three Alzheimer’s disease–associated symptoms by stimulating gamma waves with light.

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