Neuroscience News


Study Tests the “Three-Hit” Theory of Autism

Theory posits that genes, environment, and sex have a combined effect on behavior greater than the sum of the three.


Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome


Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome



New Studies Identify Cellular Defects in a Familial Form of Parkinson’s Disease

Research adds to growing evidence that Parkinson's may arise in part from a recycling failure in neurons.


Crowdsourcing Effort Helps Researchers Predict How a Molecule Will Smell

Mathematical model can forecast the scent a molecule will evoke.


Mouse Studies Offer New Insights About Cocaine’s Effect On the Brain

Study shows how a protein called WAVE1 regulates the brain’s response to cocaine.


Pinpointing a Genetic 'Switch' That Offers Clues to Evolutionary Origins of Fine Motor Skills

Findings highlight diversity of cells in central nervous system required for movement​


Zapping Between Channels In the Retina

Investigating the biological basis of vision: Tübingen neuroscientists analyse the ‘division of labour’ in the retina.


Becoming a Navigator

Researchers discover how neurons in the higher mental cortices organize into a functional circuit. 


Study: Lack of Sleep Inhibits Brain's Ability to Form New Memories

Rest lets mice recalibrate neurons that help solidify lessons learned, research suggests


Scientists Pinpoint Fetal Cells ‘Vulnerable’ to Later Life Stress

Researchers have developed a way to identify cells damaged prior to birth that survive but are more vulnerable to stress later in life.