Neuroscience News

02/07/2018

Scientists Identify Brain Region in Mice That Keeps the Body from Losing its Balance

Columbia University-led study reveals a key mechanism that guides this fundamental aspect of movement.

02/02/2018

'Anxiety Cells' Identified in the Brain's Hippocampus

Controlling these neurons with light let scientists reduce or increase anxiety in mice.​

01/29/2018

Uncovering the Early Origins of Huntington's Disease

A team at Rockefeller developed a system to model Huntington’s in human embryonic stem cells for the first time.​

01/15/2018

From Fins to Limbs: New Research Offers Clues to How Animals Left the Sea and Evolved to Walk on Land

By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement.​

01/12/2018

What Happens When your Brain’s Support Cells Aren’t so Supportive?

Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age.​

12/22/2017

Genetic Mutations Pile Up Soon After Conception

The investigators compared DNA sequences of single neuronal progenitor cells in the same human brain.​

12/15/2017

Beta of Neurodata Without Borders Software Now Available

Berkeley Lab team is leading the development of NWB:N 2.0 which is poised to become a community standard

12/07/2017

Glial Cells, Not Neurons, Lead the Way in Brain Assembly

The discovery, made in the nematode C. elegans, has implications for humans and other vertebrates.

12/05/2017

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Walter was recognized for “elucidating the unfolded protein response, a cellular quality-control system..."

11/28/2017

Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future

Salk, UC San Diego scientists have discovered that the fruit fly brain has an elegant and efficient way of performing similarity searches.

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