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Light, Scintillator, Action! X-rays can Control Neuron Function and Behavior

Light, Scintillator, Action! X-rays can Control Neuron Function and Behavior

Optogenetic control of stomatal guard cells could help prevent transpiration in plants

Optogenetic control of stomatal guard cells could help prevent transpiration in plants

Researchers construct smallest and cheapest high-resolution microscope

Researchers construct smallest and cheapest high-resolution microscope

Neuronal and glial circuits form loosely coupled super-network within the brain

Neuronal and glial circuits form loosely coupled super-network within the brain

Light-activated protein can be used to study single synapses of neurons

Light-activated protein can be used to study single synapses of neurons

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Study sheds light on molecular underpinnings of long-term memory

Study sheds light on molecular underpinnings of long-term memory

Astrocytes modulate balance in neural networks, control decision making

Astrocytes modulate balance in neural networks, control decision making

Scientists propose a promising new tool based on optogenetics to study neurons

Scientists propose a promising new tool based on optogenetics to study neurons

Light impulses can be used to trigger electrical excitation in plants

Light impulses can be used to trigger electrical excitation in plants

Optical fibers made of agar have potential for various medical applications

Optical fibers made of agar have potential for various medical applications

Unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions in people with autism

Unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions in people with autism

Research reveals how colored light can help control biological processes in plants

Research reveals how colored light can help control biological processes in plants

Biophysicists shed light on how optogenetic tool works

Biophysicists shed light on how optogenetic tool works

Genes control courtship and aggressive behaviors in fruit flies

Genes control courtship and aggressive behaviors in fruit flies

Scents regulate fat metabolism without affecting feeding habits

Scents regulate fat metabolism without affecting feeding habits

Memory cells that help to interpret new situations identified

Memory cells that help to interpret new situations identified