Neuroscience News

05/26/2017

New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

The device could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.

05/23/2017

How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell about the brain's ability to distinguish ‘self’ from ‘other’. 

05/23/2017

Scientists Identify a Neural Circuit That Rotates a Fly’s Internal Compass

The compass signal in the fly brain bears a strong resemblance to the navigation system in rats.

05/19/2017

Newly Discovered Brain Network Offers Clues to Social Cognition

Study investigated the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. 

05/17/2017

Opioid Receptors: A New Target for Antidepressants?

The antidepressant tianeptine works via the mu opioid receptor, like morphine, and also relieves pain.

05/08/2017

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Research

Three interdisciplinary teams of researchers will develop novel tools and methods in the field of microbiome research.

05/02/2017

New Microscopy Method Breaks Color Barrier of Optical Imaging

The advancement has the potential to guide the development of therapies to treat and cure disease.

05/02/2017

Sugar-Craving Crushed — In Flies, At Least

Yale scientists have discovered ways to blunt the craving for sugar.

04/26/2017

Bugs For Thought: Gut Bacteria Tell the Brain What Animals Should Eat

Could gut bacteria influence our food choices? A study shows, for the first time, that this idea may not be as far-fetched as it seems.

04/12/2017

Schizophrenia Signs in Mice Linked to Uncoordinated Firing of Brain Cells, Says Study

Researchers have discovered that a small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia.

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