Neuroscience News


2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser

Nobel Prize shared by 2014 Kavli Prize Winner in Neuroscience, leadership of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


BRAIN Initiative to Fund First Decoding of a Key Brain Circuit in Mammals

BRAIN Initiative grant toward studying the connections that make long-term memories.


BRAIN Initiative Press Conference

A White House BRAIN Conference highlights new commitments to the BRAIN Initiative and explores how the Initiative can continue to advance neuroscience research and its application on the treatment of brain disorders.


In a Battle Of Wits, an Area of Prefrontal Cortex Gets a Call to Arms

Researchers have identified a distinct area of the brain that deviates from patterns and thinks strategically.


E-Cigarettes May Promote Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may lower the threshold for addiction to other substances.


Stem Cells and Neural Repair: A Q&A with KIBM's Mark Tuszynski

KIBM's Tuszynski discusses new research revealing how neurons generated from human stem cells and implanted into rats with spinal cord injuries can grow long axons and form synapses.


Prominent U.S. Research Institutions Announce Collaboration Toward Sharing and Standardizing Neuroscience Data

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease.


President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes

At the White House, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes.


How Our Brains Store Recent Memories, Cell by Single Cell

Findings may shed light on how to treat neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy


Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative. It aims to “accelerate the development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies.”