Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tools for illuminating brain function make their own light

Researchers have developed tools that could allow neuroscientists to put aside the fiber optic cable, and use a glowing protein from coral as the light source instead. A variant on the optogenetics technique gives neuroscientists the choice of activating neurons with light or an externally supplied chemical.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1h83RHr

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