Shaw Prize given to three European scientists for work on controlling neurons

Three European scientists are among this year’s recipients of Hong Kong’s Shaw Prize for their development of a technology that could help treat mood disorders, addicts quit drugs and paralysed people to walk again by controlling neurons.The trio are Gero Miesenbock, director of the centre for neural circuits and behaviour at the University of Oxford, Peter Hegemann, head of the department of biophysics at Humboldt University of Berlin, and Georg Nagel, professor of molecular plant-physiology…

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