Neuroscience News


Glial Cells, Not Neurons, Lead the Way in Brain Assembly

The discovery, made in the nematode C. elegans, has implications for humans and other vertebrates.


Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Walter was recognized for “elucidating the unfolded protein response, a cellular quality-control system..."


Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future

Salk, UC San Diego scientists have discovered that the fruit fly brain has an elegant and efficient way of performing similarity searches.


Small But Distinct Differences Among Species Mark Evolution of Human Brain

Massive analysis of gene expression finds human-specific differences in the striatum, cerebellum and other brain areas.


‘Maturity’ Molecule Helps Adolescent Brain Grow Up

Yale-led study suggests laminin alpha 5 molecule is crucial to the maturing of the adolescent brain.


Experts Call for Ethics Rules to Protect Privacy, Free Will as Brain Implants and AI Merge

Scientists call for ethical guidelines to cover the evolving use of neurotechnologies to enhance or restore human capabilities.


Interneuron Networks Control Distinct Elements of The Brain´s Positioning System

Two distinct classes of interneurons orchestrate independent cell classes of the positioning system.​


New Smell Test Could Aid Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

New tests detected smell loss more reliably than conventional options.​


Stress Has Dramatically Different Effects on Male and Female Mouse Brains

Paper describes “remarkable” differences in the way the brains of males and females respond to stress.​