New technique lets researchers control brain cells without the need for surgery

Researchers have come a step closer to treating diseases like Parkinson’s and epilepsy, without the need to place an implant into the brain.

These days, many regions in the brain can be modulated by electricity to help improve brain function, in a technique already used to treat Parkinson’s and epilepsy. But because these cells tend to be deep in the brain, controlling them requires neurosurgical implants.

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