Optogenetics with SOUL

The Feng lab has developed a next-generation optogenetic system for non-invasive stimulation of neurons.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: neuroscience optogenetics research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute

Leg nerves activated by light offer new path to restoring mobility

New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
Dec. 26, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: medicine optogenetics research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology health-sciences-and-technology

Stress can lead to risky decisions | MIT News

Neuroscientists find chronic stress skews decisions toward higher-risk options.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 16, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  neuroscience  mental-health  optogenetics  research  behavior  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih  mcgovern-institute  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons | MIT News

Focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 13, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  optogenetics  research  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih  biological-engineering  mcgovern-institute  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation | MIT News

Existence of “silent engrams” suggests that existing models of memory formation should be revised.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 23, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  neuroscience  memory  alzheimers  optogenetics  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute

New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity | MIT News

FLARE technique can reveal which cells respond during different tasks.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  neuroscience  imaging  biology  optogenetics  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih  picower-institute

Feng Zhang named James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience | MIT News

CRISPR pioneer named to inaugural chair created by Patricia and James Poitras '63, founders of MIT’s Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research.

Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
Jan. 13, 2017 ~4 min

Tags:  genetics  crispr  neuroscience  funding  broad-institute  optogenetics  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  biological-engineering  mcgovern-institute

Li-Huei Tsai receives Society for Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award | MIT News

Picower Institute director awarded for her research on brain development, neurological disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Joshua Sariñana | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Dec. 2, 2016 ~2 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  neuroscience  alzheimers  broad-institute  optogenetics  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-science  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute

Kay Tye Receives the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award | MIT News

Picower Neuroscientist recognized for her work on emotional circuitry of the brain.

Joshua Sariñana | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Nov. 15, 2016 ~3 min

Tags:  neuroscience  mental-health  memory  learning  optogenetics  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-science  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute

Stretchy optical fibers for implanting in the body | MIT News

Biocompatible fibers could use light to stimulate cells or sense signs of disease.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 17, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  electronics  photonics  optogenetics  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  health-sciences-and-technology  drug-delivery

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