Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Findings shed new light on how the growing brain feeds itself.
May be used as tools to study disorders ranging from Irritable Bowel Syndrome to Epilepsy.
In mice, chronic stress remodels connections in a little-studied part of the amygdala.
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.
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth.
UC San Diego scientists demonstrate new method for monitoring neural activity during fundamental and complex social behaviors.
Public-private initiative aims foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.
The $1-million science competition will support the development of scientific tools for investigating life on a microbial scale.
Glial cells can control the shape and function of specific nerve endings.
Novel tool expected to speed research on brain and drug development.