Neuroscience News


When Neurons Get the Blues: Hyperactive brain cells may be to blame when antidepressants don’t work

Salk study is the first to directly examine cells from patients whose depression doesn’t respond to SSRIs.​


Pinpointing the Cells That Control the Brain’s Memory Flow

Columbia-led discovery in mice aids efforts to map the circuitry of the brain’s learning center; stands to inform studies of psychiatric disorders in which this circuitry goes awry.


3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

In rat models, the novel scaffolding mimicked natural anatomy and boosted stem cell-based treatment; the approach is scalable to humans and advances effort toward clinical trials.


How the Brain Decides Whether to Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em

Johns Hopkins study sheds light on brain basis of risk-taking behavior


The Most Important Hair on your Head is on the Inside

Miniscule wavy hairs called cilia in the cavities of your brain help keep it healthy and function well.​


New Compound Shows Promise in Treatment of Alzheimer’s

Yale researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer’s.


In the Developing Brain, Scientists Find Roots of Neuropsychiatric Diseases

The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses.​


Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look

Yale researchers predict how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes.


Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

Measuring activity from more neurons in more areas over weeks to months will increase understanding of complex cognitive processes.​


Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression Symptoms

Human study suggests lateral orbitofrontal cortex as  promising  target for therapeutic brain stimulation to treat intractable depression.​