Electromagnetics continue to show promise in cocaine addiction treatment

inhibiting behavior that was abnormally inactive.

Through the use of optogenetics, which combines genetic engineering and fiber optics to influence animal brains with unprecedented precision and speed, the researchers have activated the cells in the animal models.

Bonci’s work has been used in the experimental treatment by Gallimberti.

Gallimberti and his colleagues are still planning a large-scale trial and the technique is now being tested for other types of addiction by researchers across the world.