Neuroscience News

06/23/2016

A New View of Brain Development: Scientists Uncover Striking Differences Between the Adult and Newborn Mouse Brain

Findings shed new light on how the growing brain feeds itself.

06/08/2016

Tarantula Toxins Offer Key Insights Into Neuroscience of Pain

May be used as tools to study disorders ranging from Irritable Bowel Syndrome to Epilepsy.

06/08/2016

Researchers Find New Signs of Stress Damage in the Brain, Plus Hope For Prevention

In mice, chronic stress remodels connections in a little-studied part of the amygdala.

06/01/2016

9 SCIENTIFIC PIONEERS TO RECEIVE THE 2016 KAVLI PRIZES

This year’s laureates were selected for the direct detection of gravitational waves, the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, and for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function.

05/30/2016

Effects of Maternal Smoking Continue Long After Birth

Early exposure to nicotine can trigger genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth.

05/30/2016

First Peek Into the Brain of a Freely Walking Fruit Fly

UC San Diego scientists demonstrate new method for monitoring neural activity during fundamental and complex social behaviors.

05/13/2016

White House Announces National Microbiome Initiative

Public-private initiative aims foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.

05/13/2016

American Society for Microbiology Launches the Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge In Partnership with Two Leading Scientific Societies

The $1-million science competition will support the development of scientific tools for investigating life on a microbial scale.

04/28/2016

A Common Brain Cell Shapes the Nervous System in Unexpected Ways

Glial cells can control the shape and function of specific nerve endings.

04/22/2016

Sophisticated ‘Mini-Brains’ Add to Evidence of Zika's Toll on Fetal Cortex

Novel tool expected to speed research on brain and drug development.

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