Neuroscience News


Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

After treatment, brain-injured mice perform as well as normal mice on memory tests.


Drug Restores Cells and Memories in Alzheimer’s Mouse Models

Yale researchers say the next step is to prepare for preliminary trials of the drug’s effects on humans.


Molecular Springs Produce a Fly’s Sense of Touch and Hearing

Detailed structure of protein that anchors to cell’s internal structure shows how it senses movement.


Seizures Follow Similar Path Regardless of Speed, Says Study

Finding confirms that seizures are not the result of neurons randomly going haywire.


Scientists Use Algorithm to Peer Through Opaque Brains

The algorithm allowed researchers to pinpoint the signals from hundreds of individual neurons in a single recording.


How the Brain Recognizes What the Eyes See

New Salk Institute work outlining brain’s visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment


A Star is Born: Lesser-Known Brain Cell Takes Center Stage

New Salk method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer’s and depression.


Brain’s Immune Cells Linked To Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia

Salk and UC San Diego scientists conducted vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses.


New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

The device could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.


How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell about the brain's ability to distinguish ‘self’ from ‘other’.