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Biotech

Submission + - MIT shows how to shut down brain with light

An anonymous reader writes: The MIT home-page story today is about a way to use light to shut down brain activity. "Scientists at the MIT Media Lab have invented a way to reversibly silence brain cells using pulses of yellow light, offering the prospect of controlling the haywire neuron activity that occurs in diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease." Read more at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/brain-block.htm l (home page image at http://www.mit.edu/)

According to all the latest reports, there was no truth in any of the earlier reports.

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