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Optoswitches turn pain off and sight on

New routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment
Photoreactive compounds developed by LMU scientists directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment.

All modes of sensory perception are based on communication between nerve cells. Both the response to the primary stimulus and the transmission of the resulting

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