Light Used to Control Brain Activity, Receptors Linked to Parkinson’s

Light Used to Control Brain Activity, Receptors Linked to Parkinson’s

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Light Used to Control Brain Activity, Receptors Linked to Parkinson’s

Exposing a molecule called PAI to light altered its shape, triggering an interaction with protein receptors — ones also associated with Parkinson’s disease — that control brain function, a study in mice demonstrated. The findings support the development of light-sensitive methods to understand the underlying impact of Parkinson’s on the brain. The researchers said this data also may lead to potential brain stimulation techniques or effective therapies. The study, “Control of Brain State Transitions with a…

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