Neuroscience News

01/27/2017

Scientists Pinpoint Fetal Cells ‘Vulnerable’ to Later Life Stress

Researchers have developed a way to identify cells damaged prior to birth that survive but are more vulnerable to stress later in life.

01/19/2017

Worms Have Teenage Ambivalence, Too

Salk scientists find that neurological changes mark transition from ambivalent adolescent to capable adult in the roundworm

01/17/2017

Rice to Host Visionary Kavli Meetings On Sensing

Halas, Smalley-Curl Institute will organize ‘Grand Challenges’ meetings

01/14/2017

Multiregional Brain On A Chip

Model allows researchers to study how diseases like schizophrenia impact different regions of the brain simultaneously

01/09/2017

Here’s Why You Don’t Feel Jet-Lagged When You Run a Fever

Link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature discovered in mice.

12/22/2016

Toeing the Line: Study Finds Brain Cells That Signal Path Of Travel

Cells fire when the animal travels in either direction along a single axis.

12/20/2016

Cutting Through the Clamor: How the Brain Helps Us Understand Spoken Words in Noisy Settings

UCSF scientists have discovered a mechanism the brain uses to compensate when speech sounds are obscured by noise.

12/13/2016

The Restless Brain: New Study Uncovers Vivid Patterns of Neural Activity in the Resting Mouse Brain

Findings offer insight into long-standing scientific question; reinforce use of fMRI for studies of brain activity.

12/09/2016

Zika in Fetal Brain Tissue Responds to a Popular Antibiotic

UCSF researchers identify crucial cells targeted by the virus.

11/22/2016

“Princess Leia” Brainwaves Help Sleeping Brain Store Memories

Salk researchers discover rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during night.

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