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05/19/2015
Janelle Weaver, PhD
Using a new optogenetic approach, researchers have overturned a long held model of how light is converted into electrical signals in the eye. Read more...
05/15/2015
Kayt Sukel
Researchers have developed a new chemogenetic method that allows scientists to turn specific behaviors on and off through the modulation of neurons. Learn more...
11/21/2014
Patrick C.H. Lo, PhD
Using light to control gene expression may have seemed futuristic years ago, but can be done easily with optogenetics. Now, researchers make another leap forward, combining optogenetics with mind...
10/08/2014
Janelle Weaver, PhD
An optogenetics study provides compelling support that it is possible to inactivate bad memories in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder or to reactivate memories in Alzheimer’s...
07/22/2014
Janelle Weaver, Ph.D.
A new method called fiber photometry allows for direct observation of brain activity during behavior, capturing a fundamental and previously inaccessible dimension of mammalian neural circuit...
07/10/2014
Janelle Weaver, Ph.D.
An automated fluorescence microscopy system could allow researchers to efficiently and inexpensively manipulate genetically encoded light-responsive proteins in live cells. Read more...
05/28/2014
Sarah C.P. Williams
Researchers have tweaked the structure of an ion channel to allow the movement of negative ions into neurons. How will this enhance the optogenetics toolkit? Find out...
04/24/2014
Kayt Sukel
By re-engineering the light sensitivity of a particular protein, researchers have added a new element to the optogenetic toolkit. What can this highly sensitive protein accomplish? Find out...
02/13/2014
Kayt Sukel
D1-type dopamine receptors have long been implicated in drug addiction. Now, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine, have found that D1-type dopamine receptor-expressing neurons in medial...
12/05/2013
Maybe you are in the lab waiting for a gel to run or on your way home and stuck on a train. For those of you looking for your science fix during these moments, podcasts provide a great opportunity to...