Fiber optics, bioengineered brain cells hold promise for brain diseases

06/23/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

U.S. scientists are developing a technique to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain diseases using a combination of fiber optics and bioengineered brain cells. Called optogenetics, the technique works by targeting specific neurons that play a role in controlling memory, speech and muscles.

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