Neuroscience News

03/31/2016

Stem Cells Used to Successfully Regenerate Damage in Corticospinal Injury

For first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control system.

03/23/2016

Using Magnetic Forces to Control Neurons, Study Finds the Brain Plays Key Role in Glucose Metabolism

Findings suggest a group of neurons in the hypothalamus play a vital role in maintaining blood glucose levels.

03/22/2016

Portion Control: Cells Found in Mouse Brain That Signal ‘Stop Eating’

The discovery grew out of studies of the proteins that strengthen and weaken synapses.

03/11/2016

Scientists Find Brain Cells That Know Which End Is Up

Researchers find neurons that use large-scale environmental cues to infer the direction of gravity.

03/11/2016

Scientists Watch Activity of Newborn Brain Cells in Mice; Reveal they are Required for Memory

Findings may offer insight into a range of psychiatric conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders.

03/07/2016

Cori Bargmann Honored With the 2016 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

She is being honored for her work on the genetic and neural mechanisms that control behavior in roundworms.

03/04/2016

Likely Biological Link Found Between Zika Virus, Microcephaly

Discovery with lab-grown stem cells could be used to identify potential therapies.

03/02/2016

'Brain GPS' Component Allows Brain to Track Location When at Rest

Scientists have discovered a network of brain cells that allows animals to keep track of where they are when they are not moving.

02/26/2016

Metabolism Protein Found to Also Regulate Feeding Behavior in the Brain

A hormone called amylin is part of the complex circuit controlling consumption.

02/25/2016

Genomic Analysis Pinpoints a Potential Target for Treatment of Down Syndrome

Yale study suggests the formation of the brain’s white matter is affected throughout life in individuals with the disorder.

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