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Shining new light on the brain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22145158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Optogenetics - a new methodology that involves expression of light-responsive proteins in specific groups of neurons, which can then be activated with light - has only been around for six years, but some researchers are already using it to target big psychiatric questions. Michael Gross reports.
Authors:
Michael Gross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current biology : CB     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1879-0445     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-05     Completed Date:  2012-08-13     Revised Date:  2012-08-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107782     Medline TA:  Curr Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  R831-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Oxford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Autistic Disorder / metabolism,  pathology,  psychology
Behavior, Animal / physiology
Blood Circulation
Brain / physiology*
Halorhodopsins / metabolism*
Humans
Light*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mental Disorders / metabolism,  pathology,  psychology
Mice
Neurons / physiology*
Neurosciences / methods*
Prefrontal Cortex / metabolism
Rhodopsin / genetics,  metabolism*
Smell
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Halorhodopsins; 0/channelrhodopsin 2, mouse; 9009-81-8/Rhodopsin
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
Curr Biol. 2011 Dec 6;21(23):R938

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