Tiny Wireless Device Illuminates Neuron Activity In The Brain

Dr. Philipp Gutruf and Jokubas Ausra dimly lit with a glowing, red optogenetics device
UArizona News
A team led by Dr. Philipp Gutruf are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity. The goal is to better understand how the brain works, allowing scientists to develop and test potential cures for illnesses such as neurodegenerative diseases.