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An OFF switch for pain
Chemists at LMU Munich, in collaboration with colleagues in Berkeley and Bordeaux, have now shown in laboratory experiments that it is possible to inhibit the activity of pain-sensitive neurons using an agent that acts as a photosensitive switch.
Correct Protein Folding
Berkeley Lab Researchers Identify Structure of Key Control Element Behind Protein Misfolding That Can Lead to Disease
Nanoscale Imaging of Protein Aggregates in Huntington’s Disease
Using super-resolution (SR) fluorescence imaging, scientists at Stanford University distinguished single molecules of Huntingtin (Htt) protein with nanometer precision within protein aggregates.
Nanoparticles deliver combination cargos directly to cancer targets
In a study published online in the journal
in April, investigators constructed synthetic “protocells” that were used to kill liver tumor cells without adversely affecting healthy cells.
Neurons Filter Out Irrelevant Information
Scientists have discovered how a small subset of neurons in the zebrafish brain has a big impact on an important behavior—the ability to hunt down prey.
With A Flash Of Light, A Neuron's Function Is Revealed
September 16, 2009
There’s a new way to explore biology’s secrets. With a flash of light, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley zeroed in on the type of neural cell that controls swimming in larval zebrafish.
UCSF researchers program cells to be remote-controlled by light
September 13, 2009
UCSF researchers have genetically encoded mouse cells to respond to light, creating cells that can be trained to follow a light beam or stop on command like microscopic robots.
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