Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command – simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity.
“This study presents a novel graphene-based optoelectronic platform for noninvasive optical stimulation of genetically intact cells”
Matt, A., Liang, H., Fishman, M., Gracheva, E., Wang, F., Zhang, X., … Zhou, C.. (2023). Graphene-enabled optical cardiac control in Drosophila melanogaster. In J. A. Izatt & J. G. Fujimoto (Eds.), Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXVII
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01994525 Sponsor: U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Collaborators: Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Principal Investigator:Nimfa Teneza-Mora, MD,Naval Medical Research Center Information…