Neuroscience News

02/25/2015

Professor Marc Kastner, Renowned Physicist and MIT Dean, Named President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance

The Science Philanthropy Alliance, a coalition of leading nonprofit institutions and foundations dedicated to increasing investment in basic science research, announced today that Marc Kastner will be its first president.

02/23/2015

How the Brain Flips the Hunger Switch

The uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana may be driven by neurons in the brain normally involved in suppressing appetite.

02/16/2015

Reality is Distorted in Brain's Maps

Norway's NTNU researchers have found how the brain’s GPS is aligned to the real world.

02/12/2015

Brain's GPS system influenced by shape of environment

Patterns created by the brain's grid cells are modified by the shape of the environment.

01/26/2015

Brain’s On-Off Thirst Switch Identified

Findings could lead to new therapies for dehydration and excessive thirst.

01/20/2015

New High-Speed 3D Microscope—SCAPE—Gives Deeper View of Living Things

Columbia researchers have developed a new microscope that can image living things in 3D at very high speeds.

01/08/2015

Could gut microbes help us treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain

Mounting research suggests the microbiome may offer a pathway to new therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders.

12/19/2014

FENS and The Kavli Foundation announce FENS-Kavli Scholars

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The Kavli Foundation have announced the first FENS-Kavli Scholars.

12/04/2014

Brain Stimulation Counteracts Dangerous Side Effect of Seizures

New research suggests electrode implants could prevent loss of consciousness during and following seizures.

11/16/2014

Where Will Big Neuroscience Take Us?

The U.S., Europe and Asia have launched big brain research projects. What impact will they have? Scientists integral to three projects respond in a roundtable discussion ahead of a special session hosted by the Society for Neuroscience.

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