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2010-09-27 14:04:40

Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.

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2007-03-09 12:55:00

Have your neurons been shouting at your muscles again? It happens. As we grow older, neurons have to “speak” more loudly to get the attention of our muscles to move.


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