Image of the hippocampus in a mouse model of epilepsy, which researchers successfully targeted with light to prevent epileptic activity and its spread to other brain regions

One of the ways scientists hope to deliver more precise and effective treatments for conditions afflicting the brain is by using light to target cells, which can be made to respond to this stimuli through light-sensitive proteins and molecules. A research team at the University of Freiburg has demonstrated how this technique might work to tackle epilepsy, by using the approach to prevent seizures in mouse models of the disease.

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