Neuroscience News


New Microscopy Technique Peers Deep into the Brain

The technology captures cellular activity across large volumes of neural tissue, with impressive speed and at new depths.​


Johns Hopkins Study Explains Why MDMA May Help Treat PTSD

School of Medicine researchers find MDMA, or ecstasy, reactivates a learning period for social rewards, allowing test subjects to form positive associations where none existed before


Had Enough Water? Brain's Thirst Centers Make a Gut Check

Mouse study suggests gut sensors monitor the hydration potential of each drink you take.​


Columbia Team Develops Treatments for Depression

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance to antidepressants.​


Scientists Identify Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Columbia study highlights  key  role this gene plays in essential biological processes; offers  promising  new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that impacts women more than men.


Scientists Identify Genetic Factors that May Cause Some People to Become Obese

Genetic  mechanism may play a role in at least 10 percent of all obesity cases.


Single Gene Linked to Host of Abnormalities During Neurodevelopment

Mutations of the TRIO gene are found in a significant number of people suffering from several neurodevelopmental disorders.​


Chimpanzee Brain Organoids Hint at Secrets of Human Evolution

Small clusters of brain cells grown from stem cells in a laboratory dish mimic the development and organization of full-size chimpanzee brains.​


High-speed, 3D SCAPE Microscope Captures Stunning, Live Videos of Fruit Fly Nerve Cells in Action

Columbia team harnesses powerful technology to uncover never-before-seen details of the nervous system, demonstrating SCAPE’s broad potential to decipher the brain.​


Inside the Brains of Hungry Worms, Researchers Find Clues About How They Hunt

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for the organisms' strategic local search for food.