Neuroscience News


Cori Bargmann Honored With the 2016 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

She is being honored for her work on the genetic and neural mechanisms that control behavior in roundworms.


Likely Biological Link Found Between Zika Virus, Microcephaly

Discovery with lab-grown stem cells could be used to identify potential therapies.


'Brain GPS' Component Allows Brain to Track Location When at Rest

Scientists have discovered a network of brain cells that allows animals to keep track of where they are when they are not moving.


Metabolism Protein Found to Also Regulate Feeding Behavior in the Brain

A hormone called amylin is part of the complex circuit controlling consumption.


Genomic Analysis Pinpoints a Potential Target for Treatment of Down Syndrome

Yale study suggests the formation of the brain’s white matter is affected throughout life in individuals with the disorder.


Longer, Intense Rehabilitation Boosts Recovery After Brain Injury

Animal studies suggest greater emphasis for better results and highlight key role of brain system in rebuilding structure and function.


Scientists Learn How Young Brains Form Lifelong Memories by Studying Worms’ Food Choices

Young worms can form permanent, imprinted memories.


New Research Replicates a Folding Human Brain in 3-D

Study substantiates a simple mechanical framework for how the human brain folds


Columbia Neuroscientists Develop New Tools to Safely Trace Brain Circuits

Neutered strain of rabies virus maps brain activity in real time; can shed light on how brain cells guide behavior


Memory Capacity of the Brain is 10 Times More Than Previously Thought

Data from the Salk Institute shows brain’s memory capacity is in the petabyte range, as much as entire Web