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Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
Caption: Georgia Tech graduate student Jeffrey Stirman, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering associate professor Hang Lu, and graduate student Matthew Crane (left-right) have designed an inexpensive illumination technology to stimulate and silence specific neurons and muscles of freely moving worms, while precisely controlling the location, duration, frequency and intensity of the light.
Credit: Georgia Tech/Gary Meek
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