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  1. MOTOR NEURON DISEASE/NEUROSCIENCE: Light-activated neurons control paralyzed muscles

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 May 2014

    cord injury and motor neuron diseases, including ..... transplantation of motor neurons created from stem cells ..... light-sensitive motor neurons , designed to replace ..... to people with motor neuron disease or spinal cord ..... transplanted motor neurons grew along the injured

  2. Scientists demonstrate optogenetic stimulation of non-genetically modified neurons

    Online Articles

    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    non-genetically modified neurons can be activated by heat generated ..... light, can activate unmodified neurons . However, nanoparticles must ..... quickly, or get washed away in a neuron 's immediate environment ..... channels without blocking them. Neurons treated with Ts1-coupled

  1. Ultrafast receive-only camera gets image-quality boost for tracking neurons

    Online Articles

    Fri, 1 Jul 2016

    studying extremely fast processes such as neurons firing, among others. Related: Microscope ..... records firing of thousands of individual neurons in 3D The research team, led by Lihong ..... a microscope could allow them to watch neurons fire by capturing extremely fast chemical

  2. Software-driven fluorescence microscopy visualizes neuron activity

    Online Articles

    Wed, 4 Apr 2012

    Münster, Germany) have shown that the loss of the protein neurobeachin (Nbea) not only disrupts signaling within the neuron , but also leads to reduced numbers of spines (actin-rich dendritic protrusions) and the mislocalization of another common

  3. Optogenetics helps identify neurons that play important role in fear learning

    Online Articles

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

    silencing effect on surrounding neurons , the research team introduced ..... of signals that pass through neurons , the primary functional unit ..... throughout the brain and produced by neurons , gamma aminobutyric acid ..... receptors, making the neighboring neuron less excitable. Fear-related

  4. Spectral microscopy captures metal-labeled neurons in 3D, and with unprecedented detail

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    Wed, 23 Dec 2015

    image of a metal-labeled neuron within a grasshopper ..... of the silver-labeled neurons . Silver-impregnated dendrites from an insect motor neuron , captured through spectral ..... and gold-impregnated neurons . This holds enormous potential

  5. Light-activated proteins help show how dopamine neurons form

    Online Articles

    Wed, 13 May 2015

    both in Germany), have identified how neurons that produce dopamine are generated and ..... the researchers discovered that the neurons use not only dopamine for signal transmission ..... but also the much-faster glutamate. Neurons that produce dopamine for the purpose

  6. FLUORESCENCE IMAGING: Probe permanently marks neurons engaged during specific activity

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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    an animal's brain to permanently mark neurons that are active at a particular time ..... Janelia. In this larval zebrafish brain, neurons that were active while the fish was swimming ..... experiment, CaMPARI was red in motor neurons known to be involved in swimming, and

  7. UW Researchers Develop New Way to Stimulate Neurons in the Brain

    Online Articles

    Mon, 13 Feb 2012

    vastly more targeted way to stimulate neurons in the brain, according to a release ..... to the research, being able to switch neurons on and off and monitor how they communicate ..... this technology to study the behavior of neurons , so we switched to cortical neurons after

  8. Fluorescing neurons give thoughts away

    Online Articles

    Fri, 7 May 2010

    laser-scanning microscopy to detect optical changes in neurons , giving them the ability to measure activity patterns such as mental activity and reactions to sensory stimulation. Neurons communicate with one another via so-called action potentials

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