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Light-activated neurons from stem cells restore function to paralysed muscles

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Diagram showing how the system works

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College London, co-led by Professor Linda Greensmith of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases at UCL’s Institute of Neurology.

UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre

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Professor Ray Dolan

The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL.

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