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Laser sets quail embryos' hearts racing

Journal
The New Scientist
0262-4079
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
207
Issue
2774
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0262-4079(10)62015-5
Keywords
  • Technology
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

An infrared laser has been turned into an optical pacemaker, able to triple the pulse rate of a quail embryo – the technique could one day work in humans too

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