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A Bright Future for Light Activated Medical Implants

  • Aired: 1/31/2013
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This diabetic mouse has been implanted with a device designed to spur the production of proteins essential to balancing the animal's glucose levels. The implant contains cells genetically engineered to respond to light. By switching on the light, Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Myunghwan Choi can switch on the cells that produce the proteins, although finding a way to transmit the light signal into the mouse's body wasn't easy.

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