Researchers Prevent, Normalize Tumors Using Light to Control Cell Electric Signals

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 09:50 in Biology & Nature

Tumors induced by oncogenes can be both prevented and normalized using light to control electric signaling among cells. The findings in frogs extend the application of optogenetics from neurons and the brain to cancer and provide proof of principle for a novel class of therapies which use light to override the action of oncogenic mutations.

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