Molecular ‘Light Switch’ Could Cure Epilsepsy & Parkison’s
A stunning new medical breakthrough could revolutionize treatment for brain diseases like epilepsy and Parkison’s.
Scientists can now turn on and off specific parts of the brain with a simple flash of light. The new molecular tool, developed by scientists at MIT and Stanford, allows unprecedented control over the brain and could lead to more-effective treatments for epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and other diseases. It could also help neuroscientists crack the language of the brain: the information encoded in the electrical activity of neurons, which forms our memories and directs our every move.
via Johnathan Pearce