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Junyue Cao is the grand prize winner of the 2020 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, for his technologies to track the formation of individual cells as they arise in a whole organism.

Work by Viviana Gradinaru, the 2020 grand prize winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation, could also target the nervous system outside the brain and spinal column.

The prize recognizes the development of a noninvasive deep brain stimulation technique via light-controlled neurons.

Meaghan Creed is the winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation for research that helps make sense of the biology underlying addiction.
The system might someday be applied to prosthetics to mimic human skin’s ability to feel sensation.