Neuroscience News


President Bush Honors U.S. Recipients of the 2008 Kavli Prize

President George W. Bush and his Science Advisor, Dr. John Marburger honored the first U.S. recipients of the Kavli Prize.


Light Triggers a New Code for Brain Cells
Brain cells can adopt a new chemical code in response to cues from the outside world, scientists working with tadpoles at the University of California, San Diego report.


European Research Council Supports NTNU Kavli Institute Research Into Higher Brain Functions

KISN at NTNU has been awarded a grant of NOK 20 million (over 3 million US) from the European Research Council (ERC).


Fernström Prize to Norwegian Research Couple

Edvard and May-Britt Moser share the Erik K Fernström Foundation's Nordic prize of SEK 1 million. 


Inaugural Kavli Laureates Honored In Oslo Ceremony

In a ceremony at Oslo Concert Hall, seven pioneering researchers were honored as the first Kavli Prize laureates.


Inaugural Kavli Prize Ceremony and Symposia: September 8-11
The inaugural year of The Kavli Prize will be celebrated in Norway with a special ceremony that features H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon Magnus presenting the prize to the seven Kavli laureates.


Researchers Discover Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

The tiny cilia found on brain cells of mammals, thought to be vestiges of a primeval past, may actually play a critical role in relaying molecular signals that spur creation of neurons.


Taking the Conversation Inside: Enhancing Signals In Cell Interior

Scientists used to think most of the exchange of information between cells was conducted at the surface.


New Kavli Neuroscience Institute Established in Norway

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology becomes the 15th Kavli Institute worldwide.


Jeff Elman, Co-Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California at San Diego, Wins Prestigious Rumelhart Prize

Elman receives prize honoring outstanding contributions to the theoretical foundations of cognitive science.