Google Play icon
Expanding Neuroscience’s Toolkit

October 15, 2019

To study the brain in living organisms, many researchers turn to a technique called optogenetics. Using model systems…
Researchers wirelessly hack ‘boss’ gene, a step toward reprogramming the human genome

July 17, 2019

It seems like everything is going wireless these days. That now includes efforts to reprogram the human genome.…
A light-activated remote control for cells

April 24, 2019

What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient’s own cells to…
Leg nerves activated by light offer new path to restoring mobility

January 2, 2019

For the first time, MIT researchers have shown that nerves made to express proteins that can be activated…
Fluorescence activating protein made from scratch

September 19, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created, entirely from scratch,  a protein capable of binding to a small target…
Optogenetics – controlling neurons with light – may lead to cures for PTSD, Alzheimer’s

August 23, 2018

Through the emerging field of optogenetics, a technology that allows genetically modified neurons in living tissue to be…
Light-triggered nanoparticles show promise against metastatic cancer

January 31, 2018

A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy — which is limited…
Hope for autism: Optogenetics shines light on social interactions

December 15, 2017

“The data had to be screaming at us for a while before we realized what was really going…
Carefully crafted light pulses control neuron activity

November 20, 2017

Specially tailored, ultrafast pulses of light can trigger neurons to fire and could one day help patients with…
Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons

November 14, 2017

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target…
Shining a light on molecular switches

October 2, 2017

Fluorescent proteins, in particular those that can be turned on and off, are indispensable tools in modern cell…
New project will develop light-activated molecules to fight cancer and infection

September 20, 2017

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and six other countries are leading a €2.5 million Horizon 2020-funded project to…
Optogenetics reveals new insights into circuits of the brain

April 21, 2016

To date, scientists have largely been in the dark with regard to how individual circuits operate in the…
Optogenetic research on molecular switches for nerve cells

October 30, 2015

Optogenetics uses light to control neurons and other electrically excitable cells. These cells are genetically modified so that…
Update: Researchers learn how to steer the heart – with light

October 21, 2015

We depend on electrical waves to regulate the rhythm of our heartbeat. When those signals go awry, the…
New optoelectronic probe enables communication with neural microcircuits

October 15, 2015

The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light.…
Closing the loop with optogenetics

August 28, 2015

Optogenetics provides a powerful tool for studying the brain by allowing researchers to activate neurons using simple light-based…
Researchers Control Embryonic Stem Cells With Light

August 28, 2015

UC San Francisco researchers have for the first time developed a method to precisely control embryonic stem cell…
Engineers develop a wireless, implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice

August 20, 2015

A miniature device that combines optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain – with…
Editing the genome with light

July 17, 2015

A research group at the University of Tokyo has developed a new technology to optically control genome editing.…
Optogenetics: Revolutionizing a revolutionary technology

July 17, 2015

Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light, has blown the doors wide open in…
Researchers find “lost” memories

May 29, 2015

Memories that have been “lost” as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with…
Optogenetics: Sodium pump could act as light switch

April 10, 2015

Scientists from Jülich, Grenoble, Frankfurt and Moscow uncovered the atomic structure of KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium…
Innovative light therapy reaches deep tumors

March 10, 2015

Light long has been used to treat cancer. But phototherapy is only effective where light easily can reach,…
Novel Way of Controlling Genes with Light Allows for Better Targeting

February 11, 2015

Scientists at Duke University have come up with a novel way to activate human genes in any specific…
Optogenetics makes sterile mice fertile again

January 20, 2015

Scientists from the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) in Bonn, an Institute of the Max…
Using light to produce natural sleep patterns

December 30, 2014

Getting enough of the right kind of sleep is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy. Now…
Striking the cord: Optical control of motor functions

November 10, 2014

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate…
Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light

September 19, 2014

For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain’s…
Optogenetics shed light on cardiac, lung, immune disease

September 12, 2014

New technologies involving optogenetic proteins, which use light to control and observe cells with unprecedented precision, have begun…
Technology Org App
Google Play icon
86,058 science & technology articles

Most Popular Articles

  1. NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa (November 19, 2019)
  2. Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All According to a New Research (November 7, 2019)
  3. How Do We Colonize Ceres? (November 21, 2019)
  4. Scientists Reverse Dementia in Mice with Anti Inflammatory Drugs (5 days old)
  5. This Artificial Leaf Turns Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel (November 8, 2019)

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Tumblr   RSS   Newsletter via Email