One-Step Optogenetics for Hacking the Nervous System

One-Step Optogenetics for Hacking the Nervous System

spectrum.ieee.org 20 Feb '17, 4pm

Engineers have taken one of biotech’s hottest tools—optogenetics—and made it better. The 12-year-old technique, which enables scientists to control brain cells with light, typically requires a multi-step process and several surgeries on animal models. Polina Anikeeva at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her colleagues came up with an engineering solution that combines those steps into one, and improves the function of the device. The group described their invention today in the journal Nature Neuroscience . Optogenetics enables researchers to hack into the body’s electrical system with far more precision than traditional ...

IoT holds promise, creates security challenges

ept.ca 20 Feb '17, 12pm

The growth of the internet of things (IoT) – a term that encapsulates everything from networked medical devices and kitchen appliances, to au...

#Siemens drives new advances in process bus communication for #energy automation

siemens.com 20 Feb '17, 9am

The global trend toward digitalization is also finding its way into time-critical applications such as electrical power supply. However, it i...

Connector works at high pressure for oil and gas

electronicsweekly.com 20 Feb '17, 9am
Connector works at high pressure for oil and gas

Called Vortex , the single-way connectors are designed for logging-while-drilling (LWD), measurement-while-drilling (LWD) and wire-line appli...

9 Startups with Self-Driven Future (Maybe) - EE Times

eetimes.com 20 Feb '17, 12pm
9 Startups with Self-Driven Future (Maybe) - EE Times

MADISON, Wis. – Until 10 days ago when Ford announced a $1 billion investment in Argo AI (Pittsburgh), it was just another anonymous tech sta...

IoT Data Can Help Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Expert Says

designnews.com 20 Feb '17, 1pm
IoT Data Can Help Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Expert Says

Plant floor data can help manufacturers improve product quality, reduce machine downtime and ...

Project Zero Finds A Graphic Zero Day

hackaday.com 20 Feb '17, 4pm

After finding the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability along with a variety of other zero days, ...

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