Restoring Hearing Using Infrared Light

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 23:50 in Biology & Nature

University of Utah scientists have used invisible infrared light to make rat heart cells contract.  Sounds interesting but not revolutionary, right?   But they also used infrared light to cause toadfish inner-ear cells to send signals to their brain - which might improve cochlear implants for deafness. read more

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