Neuroscience News

04/28/2016

A Common Brain Cell Shapes the Nervous System in Unexpected Ways

Glial cells can control the shape and function of specific nerve endings.

04/22/2016

Sophisticated ‘Mini-Brains’ Add to Evidence of Zika's Toll on Fetal Cortex

Novel tool expected to speed research on brain and drug development.

04/22/2016

Derailed Train of Thought? Brain’s Stopping System May Be at Fault

Study suggests same neural mechanism that interrupts body movement also interrupts cognition.

04/20/2016

Improved Brain Mapping Tool 20 Times More Powerful Than Previous Version

Salk team’s improved rabies virus technology maps neurons across large swaths of nervous system.

04/07/2016

Distinguished KIBM Neuroscientist Wins Thon Prize

Jean-Pierre Changeux has been awarded the prestigious Thon Prize, given by Norway’s Olav Thon Foundation.

04/01/2016

Scientists Find Molecular Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

A protein found in stem cells of the developing human brain and retina may make the cells vulnerable to the virus.

04/01/2016

Sweet Tooth? Flies Have It Too—And New Research Explains How They Know What to Eat and When to Stop

Researchers working with Drosophila flies have brought us one step closer to understanding the biology of eating.

03/31/2016

Stem Cells Used to Successfully Regenerate Damage in Corticospinal Injury

For first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control system.

03/23/2016

Using Magnetic Forces to Control Neurons, Study Finds the Brain Plays Key Role in Glucose Metabolism

Findings suggest a group of neurons in the hypothalamus play a vital role in maintaining blood glucose levels.

03/22/2016

Portion Control: Cells Found in Mouse Brain That Signal ‘Stop Eating’

The discovery grew out of studies of the proteins that strengthen and weaken synapses.

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