Neuroscience News


Bugs For Thought: Gut Bacteria Tell the Brain What Animals Should Eat

Could gut bacteria influence our food choices? A study shows, for the first time, that this idea may not be as far-fetched as it seems.


Schizophrenia Signs in Mice Linked to Uncoordinated Firing of Brain Cells, Says Study

Researchers have discovered that a small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia.


Study Identifies “Night Owl” Gene Variant

Researchers have discovered that a variant of the gene CRY1 slows the internal biological clock that normally dictates our sleep-wake cycle.


UO Mouse Study Explores Brain Region Hit Early in Alzheimer's

Study sheds new insight on a brain network where memories of events are processed and stored.


New Method Predicts Who Will Respond to Lithium Therapy

Scientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder.


Study Tests the “Three-Hit” Theory of Autism

Theory posits that genes, environment, and sex have a combined effect on behavior greater than the sum of the three.


Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome


Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome



New Studies Identify Cellular Defects in a Familial Form of Parkinson’s Disease

Research adds to growing evidence that Parkinson's may arise in part from a recycling failure in neurons.


Crowdsourcing Effort Helps Researchers Predict How a Molecule Will Smell

Mathematical model can forecast the scent a molecule will evoke.


Mouse Studies Offer New Insights About Cocaine’s Effect On the Brain

Study shows how a protein called WAVE1 regulates the brain’s response to cocaine.