Studying bursting brain cells

Studying bursting brain cells

Using optogenetics and other technology, researchers have for the first time precisely manipulated bursting activity of cells in the thalamus, tying it to the sense of touch. Shown are Georgia Tech graduate student Clarissa Whitmire and Georgia Tech professor Garrett Stanley.(Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research
Keywords
bursting, Cell Signaling, optogenetics, Thalamus
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:54pm