Neuroscience News

07/31/2017

Sleep or Sex? How the Fruit Fly Decides

Male and female flies deal with these competing imperatives in fundamentally different ways.

07/21/2017

Scientists Reveal How Patterns of Brain Activity Direct Specific Body Movements

Study in mice answers long-standing scientific question about the brain’s ability to drive movement.

07/12/2017

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics

Researchers will aim to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform how artificial systems enhance brain functions.​

07/12/2017

Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

After treatment, brain-injured mice perform as well as normal mice on memory tests.

07/06/2017

Drug Restores Cells and Memories in Alzheimer’s Mouse Models

Yale researchers say the next step is to prepare for preliminary trials of the drug’s effects on humans.

07/06/2017

Molecular Springs Produce a Fly’s Sense of Touch and Hearing

Detailed structure of protein that anchors to cell’s internal structure shows how it senses movement.

06/29/2017

Seizures Follow Similar Path Regardless of Speed, Says Study

Finding confirms that seizures are not the result of neurons randomly going haywire.

06/27/2017

Scientists Use Algorithm to Peer Through Opaque Brains

The algorithm allowed researchers to pinpoint the signals from hundreds of individual neurons in a single recording.

06/20/2017

How the Brain Recognizes What the Eyes See

New Salk Institute work outlining brain’s visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment

06/07/2017

A Star is Born: Lesser-Known Brain Cell Takes Center Stage

New Salk method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer’s and depression.

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