Science News » Channel Makeover Bioengineered to Switch Off Neurons

Scientists have bioengineered an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research adds the same level of control over switching neurons off that, until now, had been limited to switching them on. What had been working through a weak pump now works through a highly responsive channel — like going from a squirt to a gushing hose.

via Mental Health Commission of Canada

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