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Scientists Cured Paralysis In Mice With Stem Cells And Lasers

Scientists Cured Paralysis In Mice With Stem Cells And Lasers

This is wild. Chasing the elusive dream of curing paralysis, a team of scientists used stem cells and optogenetics to circumvent the central motor system of lab mice whose nerves had been cut. This enabled them to blast individual motor neurons with a laser, triggering movement in the legs of…

Someday You’ll Keep A Rainbow In A Cage

Someday You’ll Keep A Rainbow In A Cage

Scientists have been able to use metal to do tricks with light. Now they can differentiate that light into a spectrum, and store each colour in separate little grooves on the metal. With the power of plasmonics, you may one day have a rainbow on your keychain.