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Fluorescent boost for voltage sensors

The development of a voltage sensor in which a microbial rhodopsin protein is fused with a fluorescent protein enables the neuronal activity of single cells in live animals to be measured with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

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Gradinaru, V., Flytzanis, N. Fluorescent boost for voltage sensors. Nature 529, 469–470 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/529469a

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