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Postby *jj* » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:28 am

Optogenetics might revolutionize treatment for pain and #depression
http://buff.ly/1nllUxy
neuroscience
"Delp and others have achieved pain relief in rodents following viral delivery by activating the opsin to shut down a pain-producing circuit. “Two weeks after a single injection of virus containing a gene for an inhibitory opsin into the peripheral nerve, we see robust expression of opsin in neurons all the way down to the skin. All we have to do is illuminate the skin and we can suppress painful touch and heat sensitivity—a major symptomatic problem in humans with chronic pain,” Delp says. Whether the technique will actually work in people remains to be seen."

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Light — not pain-killing drugs — used to activate brain’s opioid receptors http://www.psypost.org/2015/04/light-no ... tors-33929
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Re: optogenetics research

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:04 am

*jj* wrote:Optogenetics might revolutionize treatment for pain and #depression
http://buff.ly/1nllUxy
neuroscience
"Delp and others have achieved pain relief in rodents following viral delivery by activating the opsin to shut down a pain-producing circuit. “Two weeks after a single injection of virus containing a gene for an inhibitory opsin into the peripheral nerve, we see robust expression of opsin in neurons all the way down to the skin. All we have to do is illuminate the skin and we can suppress painful touch and heat sensitivity—a major symptomatic problem in humans with chronic pain,” Delp says. Whether the technique will actually work in people remains to be seen."

Also
Light — not pain-killing drugs — used to activate brain’s opioid receptors http://www.psypost.org/2015/04/light-no ... tors-33929


The link is uncannily similar to buffy. :)
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