Tiny Wireless Battery-Free Implant for Optogenetics Illuminates Neuron Activity in the Brain

Optogenetics method lights up neuron activity
Philipp Gutruf (left) and Jokubas Ausra and team are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity. The goal is to better understand how the brain works, allowing scientists to develop and test potential cures for illnesses such as neurodegenerative diseases. Photo credit: University of Arizona, College of Engineering)
Everything that happens in the brain is a result of neurons sending and receiving signals in complex networks that are not completely understood by scientists. These networks are what allow […]
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