Neuroscience News

01/14/2017

Multiregional Brain On A Chip

Model allows researchers to study how diseases like schizophrenia impact different regions of the brain simultaneously

01/09/2017

Here’s Why You Don’t Feel Jet-Lagged When You Run a Fever

Link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature discovered in mice.

12/22/2016

Toeing the Line: Study Finds Brain Cells That Signal Path Of Travel

Cells fire when the animal travels in either direction along a single axis.

12/20/2016

Cutting Through the Clamor: How the Brain Helps Us Understand Spoken Words in Noisy Settings

UCSF scientists have discovered a mechanism the brain uses to compensate when speech sounds are obscured by noise.

12/13/2016

The Restless Brain: New Study Uncovers Vivid Patterns of Neural Activity in the Resting Mouse Brain

Findings offer insight into long-standing scientific question; reinforce use of fMRI for studies of brain activity.

12/09/2016

Zika in Fetal Brain Tissue Responds to a Popular Antibiotic

UCSF researchers identify crucial cells targeted by the virus.

11/22/2016

“Princess Leia” Brainwaves Help Sleeping Brain Store Memories

Salk researchers discover rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during night.

11/07/2016

Researchers Find Widespread Disruption of Brain Activity During Absence Seizures

Yale study finds the entire brain is involved in a common form of childhood epilepsy that causes kids to “blank out.”

11/01/2016

Scientists Prove How Genetics Change Behavior by Studying Worms’ Foraging Strategies

Findings provide concrete evidence for game theory, which suggests that population density changes how individuals act.

10/31/2016

Researchers Watch in 3D As Neurons Talk to Each Other in a Living Mouse Brain

Microscopy system capable of capturing short-lived events within individual cells, while observing large volumes of brain tissue.

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