Neuroscience News


National Team of Scientists Peers into the Future of Stem Cell Biology

Publishing in the journal Cell, remarkable progress in understanding how stem cell biology works has been reported by an interdisciplinary team of leading scientists from biology, physics, and engineering. 


UC San Diego Receives $1 Million Grant from W. M. Keck Foundation

The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) at UC San Diego, will administer a $1 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation.


USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Winners Announced

The winners of the USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Contest were announced on October 24at at the festival's Expo at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


2010 Kavli Prize Laureates Honored in Oslo

The 2010 Kavli Prize laureates were presented their awards by His Majesty King Harald of Norway during a ceremony at the Oslo Concert Hall.


One Gene Can Spur Huge Changes in the Human Brain

The surprising findings describe how a single gene can regulate the production of cortical neurons.


Grid Cells Are Found Outside the Brain's Medial Entorhinal Cortex

Discovery adds to our understanding of how the brain generates internal maps.


Electrical Activity in Developing Brain Influences Choice of Neurotransmitter and Animal Behavior

Biologists have shown that the electrical activity in developing neurons can change the transmitters that neurons make and use to communicate.


Kavli Prize Science Forum 2010: "The Role of International Cooperation in Science"

Focusing this year on the role of international cooperation toward advancing science, the new biennial international forum will facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy.


The Adaptive Brain in Action: An Interview with Neuroscientist Tobias Bonhoeffer

Neural circuitry is constantly changing to meet the challenges of its environment. Neuroscientist Tobias Bonhoeffer tells how new techniques enable researchers to watch this process of adaptation as never before.


An Innate Sense Of Direction

Are we born with an innate sense of direction, or is it learned? Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience suggests that the brain comes hard-wired with working navigational neurons.