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  • Within sight: Light-activated drugs for restoring vision
    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a set of light-sensitive compounds called photoswitches that could be used to bypass damaged photoreceptors and restore vision to blind or visually impaired people
  • 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. Exit Disclaimer
  • Correct Protein Folding
    Berkeley Lab Researchers Identify Structure of Key Control Element Behind Protein Misfolding That Can Lead to Disease Exit Disclaimer
  • With A Flash Of Light, A Neuron's Function Is Revealed  Exit Disclaimer
    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.
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