|A common Zebrafish|
This science, while still in its infancy, has huge implications for people that suffer from nerve-damage related illnesses. The hope is that one day light treatment just like this can be used for people that suffer from degenerative nerve diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. The problem currently is the method in which the light can be introduced into the system. Zebrafish are translucent and are easily influenced by the light. Human skin, however, is not translucent and light cannot be directly used to cause any changes in any enzymes. Much more research and testing needs to be done to one day make this science a potentially valid cure for these diseases.