Neuroscience News


'Anxiety Cells' Identified in the Brain's Hippocampus

Controlling these neurons with light let scientists reduce or increase anxiety in mice.​


Uncovering the Early Origins of Huntington's Disease

A team at Rockefeller developed a system to model Huntington’s in human embryonic stem cells for the first time.​


From Fins to Limbs: New Research Offers Clues to How Animals Left the Sea and Evolved to Walk on Land

By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement.​


What Happens When your Brain’s Support Cells Aren’t so Supportive?

Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age.​


Genetic Mutations Pile Up Soon After Conception

The investigators compared DNA sequences of single neuronal progenitor cells in the same human brain.​


Beta of Neurodata Without Borders Software Now Available

Berkeley Lab team is leading the development of NWB:N 2.0 which is poised to become a community standard


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.