Genetically modified nerve cells in the retinas of mice that cause the cells to produce a light-sensitive protein has restored some sight to blind mice.
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Nano-devices with anti-inflamatory drugs attached successfully crossed the brain-blood barrier to deliver the drug in rabbits with cerebral palsy.
Could we reincarnate ourselves as non-biological beings that persist for eternity inside a laptop? That and more realistic directions in neuroscience.
More optogenetics: A combination of genetic engineering and laser technology is used to manipulate brain wiring responsible for reward-seeking behaviors, such as drug addiction.