Neuroscience News


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.


In a Battle Of Wits, an Area of Prefrontal Cortex Gets a Call to Arms

Researchers have identified a distinct area of the brain that deviates from patterns and thinks strategically.


E-Cigarettes May Promote Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may lower the threshold for addiction to other substances.


Stem Cells and Neural Repair: A Q&A with KIBM's Mark Tuszynski

KIBM's Tuszynski discusses new research revealing how neurons generated from human stem cells and implanted into rats with spinal cord injuries can grow long axons and form synapses.


Prominent U.S. Research Institutions Announce Collaboration Toward Sharing and Standardizing Neuroscience Data

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease.