Neuroscience News

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.

04/11/2017

Study Identifies “Night Owl” Gene Variant

Researchers have discovered that a variant of the gene CRY1 slows the internal biological clock that normally dictates our sleep-wake cycle.

03/28/2017

UO Mouse Study Explores Brain Region Hit Early in Alzheimer's

Study sheds new insight on a brain network where memories of events are processed and stored.

03/24/2017

New Method Predicts Who Will Respond to Lithium Therapy

Scientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder.

03/07/2017

Study Tests the “Three-Hit” Theory of Autism

Theory posits that genes, environment, and sex have a combined effect on behavior greater than the sum of the three.

03/03/2017

Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome

 

Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome

 

02/27/2017

New Studies Identify Cellular Defects in a Familial Form of Parkinson’s Disease

Research adds to growing evidence that Parkinson's may arise in part from a recycling failure in neurons.

02/22/2017

Crowdsourcing Effort Helps Researchers Predict How a Molecule Will Smell

Mathematical model can forecast the scent a molecule will evoke.

02/17/2017

Mouse Studies Offer New Insights About Cocaine’s Effect On the Brain

Study shows how a protein called WAVE1 regulates the brain’s response to cocaine.

02/14/2017

Pinpointing a Genetic 'Switch' That Offers Clues to Evolutionary Origins of Fine Motor Skills

Findings highlight diversity of cells in central nervous system required for movement​

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