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Researchers say that using optogenetics to artificially reactivate memories could advance the study of neurodegenerative disorders.
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.
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.