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Researchers use optogenetic light to block tumor development | KurzweilAI

Researchers use optogenetic light to block tumor development | KurzweilAI

Tufts University biologists have demonstrated (using a frog model*) for the first time that it is possible to prevent tumors from forming (and to normalize tumors after they have formed) by using optogenetics (light) to control bioelectrical signalling among cells.

Light/bioelectric control of tumors

Virtually all healthy cells maintain a more negative voltage in the cell interior compared with the cell exterior. But the opening and closing of ion channels in the cell membrane…

Source: Researchers use optogenetic light to block tumor development | KurzweilAI