A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."
Biomedical engineers out of Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook say gentle beams of light -- instead of electric jolts -- could be used to treat arrhythmias in the near future.
Scientists convince mice they remembered something that didn't happen. So where's that luxury cruise I want to recall?
Researchers find that, at least in rats, when they shine a laser light on a region of the brain associated with impulse control and decision-making, they can turn cocaine-seeking behavior off or on.
Researchers say that using optogenetics to artificially reactivate memories could advance the study of neurodegenerative disorders.
Experiments out of Georgia Tech show that it's possible to use inexpensive components from LCD projectors to control the brains and muscles of tiny organisms.