Blue Light Sets the Beat in Biological Pacemaker

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News Release

June 22, 2015    American Technion Society


by Kevin Hattori

Technion researchers have successfully established a new approach for pacing the heart and synchronizing its mechanical activity without the use of a conventional electrical pacemaker. This novel biologic strategy employs light-sensitive genes that can be injected into the heart and then activated by flashes of blue light.

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