In the study, published today in the prestigious journal Cell Reports, the scientists found that electrical stimulation caused a barrage of biochemical reactions, as well as alterations in genes known to control circuits in neurons.
It is some very interesting findings that we have seen, as the neuroscientists are trying to ascertain important aspects of how the nervous system responds to electrical stimulation.
One of the most interesting is that electrical stimulation can affect genes that were not used to control voltage in neurons before, such as those that control neurons in the heart, so the impacts on genes that control those circuits could be significant.”
Robison, an associate professor in Manchester’s School of Biosciences, who is leading the study.
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