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Using Light to Alleviate Migraine Symptoms

The field of optogenetics has revolutionized neuroscience research. This technology, pioneered by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2002 and further developed by scientists at Stanford in 2005, described in two landmark articles, how activity of genetically engineered neurons can be controlled by light.1,2 Neurons expressing light-sensitive ion channels (modified microbial opsins) can be…

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