22 April 2011

Healing the brain with light: optogenetics

Repairing brain disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain, by targeted application of light: research by the Synthetic Neurobiology Group led by Ed Boyden at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the potential to change many lives through photonics.

Boyden described his work in a new video interview for the SPIE Newsroom. Read more here:

Boyden's article on 'Controlling the brain with light,' SPIE Newsroom

'Seeing the light,' MIT News

'Selective brain stimulation with light,' SPIE Newsroom

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