Δευτέρα, 30 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News


Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics

Posted: 29 Jun 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Engineers have now developed the first light-sensitive molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively, using a light source outside the skull. This noninvasive approach could pave the way to using optogenetics in human patients to treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Emperor penguin in peril

Posted: 29 Jun 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change. Their study finds the Emperor penguin 'fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change.'

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