Neuroscience News


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.


‘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.