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Transcript of Synthetic neurobiology
Eva, Shannon, Michael
Apr. 25, 2012
What happens ?
What did they do ?
Apply light to activate or repress specific neurons in order to study the brain neural circuits.
Light induced charged ions cross-membrane transportation
Extracts the channelrhodopsin gene
transplant the gene into the neural cells
channelrhodopsins embeded in the membrane of specific neurons
Public Concerns on:
Enhance Brain Functions
Talking Tom Cat
Reversal Analysis on the Brain
Developed a protein sending signals out according to the brain activities
Decoded thoughts in brain by analyzing the signals
Talking Tom Cat in Real Life
Able to know others’ thoughts
这里再帮着加点内容啦。。。唔该 Mind Control
as you wish!
Time Travel Starts !
Precise light control device
Identify functions of different neurons
mice can see !
To be countinued...
Can we fix the circuit computations that have gone wrong?
novel treatments for blindness
serious neurological conditions optogenetic and gene therapy approaches.
genetically targeted neurotherapeutics
High throughput screen
1. TED Talk. Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons http://www.ted.com/talks/ed_boyden.html
2. The Birth of Optogenetics. An account of the path to realizing tools for controlling brain circuits with light. By Edward S. Boyden | July 1, 2011 http://the-scientist.com/2011/07/01/the-birth-of-optogenetics/
3. Synthetic neurobiology group. Ed Boyden, Ph.D., Principal Investigator http://syntheticneurobiology.org/
4. iGEM Toolkits: Magnetosomes http://2011.igem.org/Team:Washington/Magnetosomes/Magnet_Toolkit
5. Optomagnetic Design. NYMU TaiWan. University of Washington http://2011.igem.org/Team:NYMU-Taipei