Will We Hear the Light?

Summarized by Hannah F. Mann, staff writer

Researchers at the University of Utah are investigating the possibility of using infrared light, rather than electronic pulses, to stimulate heart and inner ear cells. Though studies have been performed only on rats and toadfish so far, their findings do open the possibility of improving current technology such as cochlear implants, as well as developing prosthetics for vision and movement disorders. Read more about this fascinating development here.

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