Optogenetic technique controls single neurons

MIT’s Ed Boyden and Paris Descartes University’s Valentina Emiliani have developed a new optogenetic technique, combined with new opsins, that stimulates individual cells with precise control over both the timing and location of the activation. This will...

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Teleneurology for remote, underserved populations

Neurodegenerative disease cases have, unfortunately, far outpaced the number of neurologists able to diagnose and treat patients, particularly in rural areas. A recent study highlighted 20 states that were or would become “dementia neurology deserts,” Remote...

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Robotic, in-vivo neuron recording

Ed Boyden and MIT colleagues have developed a robotic system capable of monitoring specific neurons. An algorithm based on multiple image processing methods analyzes microscope images and guides a robotic arm to within 25...

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