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Archon1 Enables Scientists to Watch Neural Computations

News   Feb 27, 2018 | Original Story by Anne Trafton for MIT

 
High-throughput Discovery and Development of New Genetically Encoded Voltage Reporter Archon1

MIT researchers have developed a light-sensitive protein that can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function. Credit: Boyden Lab, MIT

 
 
 

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