optogenetics

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…