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The Brain Team: finding ways to unlock the mysteries of the brain

The Brain Team: finding ways to unlock the mysteries of the brain

Briana Lionetti November 4, 2015
The team is trying to answer crucial questions that could potentially lead to treatments for brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and PTSD.
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Projected light patterns can control the electrical activity of the heart with unprecedented precision. Dr. Entcheva directs the COOL lab at Stony Brook and teamed up with Dr. Gil Bubs group at Oxford for their recent Nature Photonics publication.

Under the Microscope: new insight on controlling heart waves with light

Ruchi Shah October 30, 2015
Electrical waves are crucial to heart cell communication and maintaining rhythm. Scientists have found that light can be used to intricately control these electrical waves.
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Under the microscope: New brain cells important for memory retrieval

Mallory Locklear November 7, 2013
For many years it was believed that the human brain did not produce new neurons after birth, a process called neurogenesis. However, in the past few decades, researchers have discovered that distinct areas of the adult brain do produce new cells.
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