Neuroscience News


Brain’s On-Off Thirst Switch Identified

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


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.


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.


Brain Stimulation Counteracts Dangerous Side Effect of Seizures

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


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.


Winners Named in 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Competition

Stories exploring the complexities of human biology, the influences of our fishy evolutionary forebears on how we look, and the enduring challenge of understanding cancer, are among the winners of the 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.


California Brain Research Program Launched

An initiative led by UC San Diego, Cal-BRAIN, is a statewide research grants program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain.


Columbia Establishes NeuroTechnology Center, Latest Step in Commitment to Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Columbia University today announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary NeuroTechnology Center with a mission to develop advanced optical, electrical and computational technologies for the study of complex neurobiological systems.


2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser

Nobel Prize shared by 2014 Kavli Prize Winner in Neuroscience, leadership of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


BRAIN Initiative to Fund First Decoding of a Key Brain Circuit in Mammals

BRAIN Initiative grant toward studying the connections that make long-term memories.