Interactions between neurons involve each chemical and electrical signaling. for many years, neuroscientists have looked for a noninvasive thanks to live the electrical element. Achieving this might build it easier to check how the brain works, and the way neurological disease impairs its functioning.
One promising approach is tracking neuronal electrical activity with fluorescence, which may be integrated into cells fairly simply through genetics or by being connected to antibodies, however which may be toxic and slow to figure. Last week, researchers introduced a replacement candidate—a fluorescent protein from a Dead ocean microbe—that seems to be higher equipped for the challenge.
The protein, referred to as archaerhodopsin-3, or Arch, was